Showing posts with label The Last Reef 3D. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Last Reef 3D. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free movies at the Aquarium!

That's right, FREE! Join us on June 2 when we throw open the doors to the Simons IMAX Theatre for four free showings of our wildly popular movies—The Last Reef 3D and Penguins 3D (which opens May 24). Learn about our blue planet through some of the world's most beautiful and breathtaking animals on the largest movie screen in New England.

What: Free movies at the Aquarium!
Where: Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium
When: June 2, 2013
  • 12:00 p.m. — The Last Reef 3D
  • 1:00 p.m. — Penguins 3D
  • 2:00 p.m. — The Last Reef 3D
  • 3:00 p.m. — Penguins 3D




Set against a backdrop of dramatic snowy peaks and glacial crags, Penguins 3D follows a brave king penguin on the journey of a lifetime. Watch our waddling hero dodge brawling elephant seals and hungry leopard seals in an effort to find his mate amid a colony of  half a million penguins. Together they battle the elements to raise a chick in one of the wildest places on Earth. Watch this breathtaking, endearing and ultimately triumphant quest unfold on the largest screen in New England at the Simons IMAX Theatre.




Ride along with sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish on a cruise through the world's underwater superhighways. From Vancouver Island to Palau, coral reefs pulse with colorful ocean animals of all sizes. The Last Reef 3D is your ticket to see their homes like never before. Experience the diversity, colors and rhythms of breathtaking reefs in vibrant 3D on the largest screen in New England. You’ll discover the natural connection we share with coral habitats and learn how together we can protect our planet's cities beneath the sea.





Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Head to the IMAX Theatre when you arrive at the Aquarium to pick up your free movie pass. You'll also find free family-friendly activities on the Aquarium's plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.—including games, hands-on learning about our blue planet and even a photo booth.

This event has been made possible through the generous support of the Lowell Institute.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Last Reef 3D — Now Playing!

The Last Reef 3D offers an exhilarating ride alongside sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish on a cruise through the world's underwater superhighways. From Vancouver Island to Palau, coral reefs pulse with colorful ocean animals of all sizes. This exquisite IMAX film is your ticket to see their homes like never before.

Here's a taste of what awaits you at the Simons IMAX Theatre!




Experience the diversity, colors and rhythms of breathtaking reefs in vibrant 3D on the largest screen in New England. You’ll discover the natural connection we share with coral habitats and learn how together we can protect our planet's cities beneath the sea—coral reefs.



Check show times and buy your tickets online!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Member-Exclusive Event: IMAX Film Screening

On Monday, February 11, 2013, we hosted the New England premiere of The Last Reef 3D, the newest film to hit the largest screen in New England. After huddling inside all weekend during Winter Storm Nemo, over 200 people ventured out to attend this member-exclusive event.


All of the members in attendance were automatically entered into a prize drawing for an amazing one-of-a-kind piece of New England Aquarium history: a framed and mounted piece of coral which had been underwater in our centerpiece exhibit—the Giant Ocean Tank—from 1984 until it was removed at the start of construction in the fall of 2012. We chose a youngster from our audience to assist with the random drawing, and with over 100 member households in attendance, he selected his own!


Congratulations to the Haley family (above) of Hingham. Our assistant’s mom told us he has an ocean-themed bedroom, so we know the coral will fit right in with the decor.

After a minor synchronization issue that “only an IMAX projectionist would notice,” our projectionist, Jose, had members immersed in an underwater world, gliding through clouds of jellyfish and exploring the cities beneath the sea. Thanks to everyone who attended this special screening and to the Aquarium staff that helped make this a special member event.

The Last Reef 3D is now playing at the Simons IMAX Theatre. Check showtimes and buy tickets online.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February School Vacation Happenings

The Aquarium may be under construction but there are still new exhibits to explore, fascinating animals to get to know and eye-popping IMAX movies to watch! Here are some highlights to add to your February school vacation must-see list:

A newly hatched epaulette shark held in the hand of a New England Aquarium biologist

SHARK NURSERY: The New England Aquarium has the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast, but where does the Aquarium get all those cool, small sharks? We breed them here in frigid Boston! Over the last two years, talented Aquarium biologists have been shark obstetrician to nearly 100 pups including coral cat sharks, epaulette sharks and guitarfish. A new exhibit showcasing the shark nursery and the Aquarium’s shark breeding program makes its debut for school vacation. See more pictures of these adorable shark babies in this post on Exhibit Galleries blog.

The chameleon –like cuttlefish hovers suspiciously ready to change color if threatened.

COLOR-CHANGING CUTTLEFISH: Ask some serious fish nerds what their favorite animal is and there is a good chance that they will mention cuttlefish, which are both freaky and very cool. Cuttlefish are the cute, chameleon-like cousins to squid and octopus. They hover in the water like a spaceship with their multiple arms and bookish eyes forming a face that is strangely engaging and even hypnotic. When they feel threatened, they change color and skin pattern in just a few seconds! The Aquarium’s cuttlefish tank currently looks like an armada of alien spacecraft as nine cuttlefish patrol the water column wary of some of their pesky neighbors.

The Last Reef 3D

NEW IMAX MOVIE - THE LAST REEF 3D: Can’t afford to fly to the Caribbean? Take a mini-tropical vacation diving on the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. Using new macro 3D technology, The Last Reef 3D will reveal a clarity and detail to life on a coral reef not seen before. The film tells the story of the challenges facing coral reefs in the 21st Century and emphasizes the resilience of these cities beneath the sea. Check show times and get your tickets online.

As you can see, this February school vacation is a fantastic time to visit. Here are some visiting tips to keep in mind that'll help make your visit go swimmingly: