CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A Party in the Sky takes place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and features pre- and post-screening activities that offer deeper insights into the eons-old story of how animals took to the heavens to celebrate the newest film, Conquest of the Skies 3D now at that IMAX 3D Theatre at Tennessee Aquarium.
Before takeoff, kids will meet “Velcro,” the Aquarium’s Flying Squirrel and complete a crafting activity in the theater lobby.
For mid-flight entertainment, the Party continues with a screening of Conquest of the Skies. For 45 minutes, guests will be dazzled by slow-motion footage of hummingbirds jousting, awed by the soaring leaps of Harlequin Flying Frogs and taken back in time (courtesy of computer-generated animation) to watch winged reptiles make the nature’s forays into the Paleozoic skies.
After touchdown, the fun continues in a nearby classroom with bird- and flying insect-related games and activities that build on the film’s lessons. Education staff overseeing the activities will ensure no kid leaves with questions unanswered or curiosity unsatisfied.
By purchasing a separate admission to the Tennessee Aquarium, guests can get up close and personal with a wide variety of natural aviators, from a Snowy Egret and native songbirds in the Mississippi Delta Country to dozens of Longwing Butterfly species flitting through the Butterfly Garden.
Registration is $8 for Tennessee Aquarium members (all ages) and $12 for non-members. Price includes a ticket to the 2 p.m. screening of Conquest of the Skies 3D. Optional admission to the Tennessee Aquarium is $29.95 for adults, $18.95 for ages 3-12.
For more information, visit www.community.tnaqua.org/events/member-programs/winter/2017/conquest-of-the-skies.
The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder, appreciation and protection of water and all life that it sustains. 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.