Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium enjoy an adventure of discovery each day as they travel from the mountains to the sea while meeting creatures big and small that are connected by water. Guests will embark on a similar journey during special screenings of “Wild Africa 3D” coming to the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater June 24, 25 and 26.
This new giant screen film, produced by the award-winning filmmakers BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films, takes audiences across, over and through the magical realms of the wildest places left on earth. From the highest snow-covered mountains in Kenya, along great rivers, into steamy rainforests and wide-open savannahs, “Wild Africa 3D” reveals the striking contrast of stunning deserts beside wild oceans and the sunlit abundance of the coral reefs. Water, the interconnecting force of this kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys.
Through the magic of 3D technology, the audience flies along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water. Other animals featured include hungry crocodiles as they wait at the water holes for the annual wildebeest migration on the savannahs of the Serengeti; a family of mountain gorillas in the forests of Rwanda and thousands of flamingos performing an extraordinary mating display in the volcanic Lake Bogoria.
And in a final epic giant screen experience, the movie chases the great rains of the African summer storms that annually bring life to this magnificent continent. “Life flourishes everywhere fresh water exists on our planet,” said Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. “We live in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet because of the geology and climate of the watersheds across the Southeast. This film affords us an opportunity to view how fresh water, moving from the mountains to the sea, has also shaped the ecological communities on another continent.”
Special Screenings of Wild Africa 3D at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater will be June 24 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; June 25 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; and June 26 at 4 and 6 p.m. Admission is $11.95 for non-member adults; $9.95 for children (3-12) . Purchase tickets online: http://www.tnaqua.org/plan-your-visit/ticket-information