Travel: Tennessee Aquarium's Secret Ocean 3D Opens at IMAX Sept. 30

Published by: David Danzig on Friday September 23rd, 2016

David Danzig

Tennessee Aquarium's Secret Ocean 3D Opens at IMAX Sept. 30

Just a couple of hours from Atlanta, a new giant screen film, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, provides a unique opportunity to view some of the world’s most amazing marine communities with a SCUBA diving legend. This underwater adventure, narrated by oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, opens at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater on Friday, September 30th.

Filmed over three years in vibrant marine communities from the Bahamas to Fiji, this is the first IMAX 3D film directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. The conservationist chose to focus on the secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

More than 30 species of fascinating sea creatures, some no bigger than one inch, were filmed for the very first time using new technologies. The crews captured animal behaviors in 3D that have never been seen in theaters thanks to ultra-HD 5K cameras, slow motion, macro and motion control techniques.

“Since the 1940s, the Cousteau family has been deeply connected to the water. Several generations have grown up with our Calypso adventures, which revealed to the public what was a totally unknown world at that time,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau. “Thanks to the new technology developed specifically for us, I immediately understood that this was a revolution in underwater filming that would allow us to capture a whole new range of behaviors I had never before witnessed in my 69 years of diving. ‘Secret Ocean 3D’ takes us one step further in the discovery of the ocean in a way my father, Jacques Cousteau, could have only imagined.”

“From the time of my very first dive, I’ve had the frustration of knowing that there was always more beyond what I could see, but technology is key to being able to see the ocean with new eyes,” said narrator Dr. Sylvia Earle. “Thanks to the stunning IMAX 3D format, ‘Secret Ocean 3D’ allows us a deeper understanding of all life in the sea, the heart of our planet, and encourages us to take care of not only the large creatures, such as whales and dolphins, but also the tiny creatures that make the rest of life possible. With knowing comes caring, but first we need to know.”

Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a brand new view of the underwater world that will leave audiences inspired by the beauty and diversity of the oceans. He hopes they’ll have an even stronger desire to protect what they have seen for the first time, or re-discovered along the journey.

View the official trailer: https://vimeo.com/120367619

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater opens Friday, September 30

Admission:

Non-member: $11.95 adults; $9.95 children (3-12)

Aquarium Member: $8.00 adults; $8.00 children (3-12)

IMAX Club passholders: Free

Purchase tickets online: http://www.tnaqua.org/plan-your-visit/ticket-information

Or, purchase the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Club Pass to see unlimited 45-minute films for one year and enjoy additional passholder benefits: http://www.tnaqua.org/imax/imax-club

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. 

 


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