CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Conquest of the Skies 3D arrives Dec. 29 for daily showings noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET with additional 6 p.m. screenings on Friday and Saturday at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.
Thanks to innovative camerawork and eye-popping slow motion scenes, audiences will see nature’s fliers in a whole new way on Chattanooga’s largest screen.
And with that newfound perspective, viewers will be able to notice the majesty of flight around them, whether it’s soaring Sparrows and darting Dragonflies at home or aviators like the Snowy Egret, Longwing Butterflies and Southern Flying Squirrel at the Aquarium.
In Conquest of the Skies 3D, the Emmy- and BAFTA award-winning team at Atlantic Productions (Galapagos 3D, Penguins 3D) explore the gamut of nature’s approaches to flight, from the improbable take-off of the enormous Atlas Beetle to the leaping glides of Harlequin Flying Frogs.
Audiences will hunt at the wingtips of Wrinkle-lipped Free-tailed Bats as they snatch insects from the nighttime skies of Borneo. They’ll fly in formation with Whooper Swans touching down at watery wintering sites in Scotland. One spectacular slow-motion sequence even slows down the fast strokes of a Hummingbird’s wings, showing how these tiny birds can move through the air with insect-like agility.
Viewers also will take a trip back through time to see the earliest animals that left terra firma. Through the magic of computer-generated imagery, audiences will watch pterosaurs and other winged reptiles that once ruled the skies take to wing once more.
Tickets are $11.95 for adults, $9.95 for children (ages 3-12). For the best value, an IMAX Club Pass offers a year of unlimited screenings of all 45-minute IMAX documentaries and discounts for guest tickets, feature film tickets and concessions.
To purchase tickets or an IMAX Club Pass, visit www.tnaqua.org/imax.
Official Conquest of the Skies 3D trailer: https://youtu.be/lkaLNEX6uY0
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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. Excursions aboard the new River Gorge Explorer depart daily into “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” Cruise tickets are $32.00 per adult and $24.50 per child (3-12). 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.