Curious about Saudi Arabia – its culture and history throughout the ages?
The Science Museum of Minnesota Omnitheater is showing the film "Arabia," and the Saudi Club at the University of St. Thomas is sponsoring a limited number of tickets to view the film. The tickets are free and are available for St. Thomas students, faculty and staff; one ticket per person. Tickets may be picked up at Box Office & Expeditions, located in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center.
"Arabia," according to the Science Museum's website, provides an "unprecedented look at a rich culture, history and religion that has long been hidden from the West. Journey deep into the heart of Arabia, visiting the lost city of Madain Saleh and exploring its ancient tombs, joining a camel caravan, traveling back in time to the Islamic Golden Age where Arabian science and scholarship flourished, enduring a desert sandstorm, and diving to explore the ancient shipwrecks of the Red Sea. 'Arabia' also takes you on the hajj – an annual pilgrimage where three million Muslims travel to the holy city of Mecca to reaffirm their faith. In this largest single human gathering on Earth, you'll see stunning humanity and powerful spiritual renewal."
"Arabia," with a run time of 45 minutes, shows daily in the Omnitheater through Oct. 24.