Humpback Whales Splash in The Dome

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Giant screen movie, Humpback Whales, opens in the 5-story dome theater at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, April 11.

Giant screen movie, Humpback Whales, opens in The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, April 11.

Audiences will splash into a new underwater adventure when Humpback Whales arrives in The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, April 11.

Under the helm of two-time Academy Award® nominated director Greg MacGillivray, MacGillivray Freeman Films brings their legendary giant-screen storytelling to one of the most enormous and fascinating creatures on Earth. Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor and presented by Pacific Life, Humpback Whales is an immersive ocean adventure that dives head-first into the mysterious realm of these 55-foot, 50-ton aquatic mammals.

“Whales are awesome animals,” says director, Greg MacGillivray. “They are critical to the ecological health and survival of the ocean, and since they are among the largest animals to ever live on Earth, there is no better subject for audiences to experience life-size on the giant screen.”

In a splashing, musical mix of stunning imagery, underwater splendor and scientific exploration, the film asks the compelling question: what is life like from a Humpback’s point of view?

“Humpbacks were once feared as monsters and very nearly hunted to extinction,” explains Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia. “Today they are in the midst of a slow recovery and this film provides an up-close look at how truly remarkable these creatures are.”

The Dome
Featuring the largest all digital dome theater in the world, guests view 29 million pixels on the Museum’s dome theater. With stunning clarity and brilliance, the 76-foot diameter screen provides the ultimate immersive experience.

Dome Features are $9. Science Museum of Virginia Exhibit Admission and a Dome Feature are $16 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+.

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