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The United States leads the world in frequency of tornadoes, with over 1,000 twisters expected to hit each year, according to the NationalClimatic Data Center.  Nowhere are they more likely to occur than in Florida and a large area of the south-central U.S. known as Tornado Alley—the eponymous subject of the heart-pounding new IMAX film now showing on the big screen at the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater.

Narrated by actor and Twister star Bill Paxton, this thrilling 43-minute feature takes you along for the ride as Sean Casey of TV’s “Storm Chasers” drives straight into the heart of a tornado. At the same time, you’ll follow scientists of the largest tornado-research project ever assembled as they work to unlock the lifecycle of this elusive phenomenon, especially the most violent storms that cause death and devastation along their path, often with little warning.

Click here to view the Tornado Alley trailer, check showtimes, and buy tickets.

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