Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.

The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.

$6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per person; free for Family Explorer members.) Reserved groups: $4 per person, plus group admission fees.

Schedule:

July 1 – August 31

Monday – Friday: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:15 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 3 pm

 

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