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June 6, 2014

Dive into the World’s Most Diverse Marine Ecosystem when Journey to the South Pacific Arrives at Discovery Place on June 7

Friday, June 6, 2014 — CHARLOTTE – Audiences will be taken on an epic IMAX® adventure through the tropical islands of West Papua and experience one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, when the IMAX film Journey to the South Pacific comes to Discovery Place on June 7.

 

Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

 

Journey to the South Pacific opens at Discovery Place on World Oceans Day, June 7. Join Discovery Place educators to explore what makes 71 percent of the Earth's surface so amazing. Guests can chat with experts from Polar Bears International and the North Carolina Fossil Club about polar bears and other ocean animals. Explore the many different skull types of marine mammals with naturalist Christopher Baldwin and stop by the Explore More Life lab for an up-close encounter with some marine animals and ocean-themed arts and crafts. Visit discoveryplace.org for more details.

 

Tickets to Journey to the South Pacific in IMAX are $10 for ages 14-59, $9 for ages 2-13 and 60+, $5 for Members and free for children younger than 2. When paired with Museum admission, tickets are just $5 for all ages.  Group discounts also are available. Visit discoveryplace.org or call 704.372.6261 x300 for show times. The film has been rated G and has a running time of 44 minutes.

 

About Discovery Place

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

 

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck – the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place, call 704.372.6261, visit discoveryplace.org or connect with Discovery Place on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

 

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