Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX Theatre offers audiences the chance to splash into a new giant-screen adventure with “Humpback Whales.”
The film features direction from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Greg MacGillivray and narration from two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor. MacGillivray Freeman Films brings its legendary giant-screen storytelling to one of the most enormous and vastly fascinating creatures on earth.
Presented by Pacific Life, “Humpback Whales” is an immersive ocean adventure that invites audiences to dive head-first into the mysterious realm of these 55-foot, 50-ton aquatic mammals. In a splashing, musical mix of underwater imagery and scientific exploration, the film asks the compelling question: what might life be like from a humpback’s point of view. Once feared as monsters, and very nearly hunted to extinction, today humpbacks are in the midst of a slow but remarkable recovery.
Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, the film offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Audiences will join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs and why these intelligent animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
“Humpback Whales” will show daily at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX Theatre from Feb. 13 through June 18. The family-friendly film has a run time of 40 minutes. “Humpback Whales” will show in the IMAX Theatre opposite “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” until “Galapagos” closes on March 5.
IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger and $8 for Museum members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-929-6400 or visit fernbankmuseum.org.