CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Visitors can dive deep noon, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily beginning May 25 when Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet premieres at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.
This new IMAX film takes audiences on an undersea adventure of a lifetime. Using OceanX’s research vessel, the Alucia, as the base of operations, the filmmakers traveled from the frigid waters of the earth’s Polar Regions to the tropical waters of Indo-Pacific. As the journey progresses, viewers are drawn into an unfolding story of the beauty and fragility of the ocean and its inhabitants.
The filmmakers were also able to capture another — previously undocumented — example of aquatic wit. During one memorable scene, viewers will watch as the intelligent Common Octopus gathers shells and rocks in its suckers, creating a “suit of armor” to protect itself from sharks and other predators.
While Oceans 3D’s undersea tour primarily delves into the underwater environments from the Arctic Ocean to Antarctica, it also rises above the waves to capture moments with creatures like polar bears, walruses and sea otters that live at the interface of land and sea.
New ocean science and technology has allowed humans to travel deeper into the unknown. The filmmakers made an unprecedented descent in a pair of submarines to capture the first footage of erupting methane volcanoes on the sea floor. The six-story IMAX screen will be filled by basketball-sized bubbles as they shoot out of the seabed almost one half-mile underwater.
Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet official trailer: https://youtu.be/N1d6po3S9Hs
For tickets and more information, visit www.tnaqua.org/imax.
About Tennessee Aquarium
The mission of the Tennessee Aquarium is to connect people with nature and inspire them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife. Admission is $29.95 per adult and $18.95 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $11.95 per adult and $9.95 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $37.95 for adults and $26.95 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities.
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