Flight of the Butterflies

Laser IMAX® 3D | All Ages | 40 min. | Documentary

October 2, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey along with one scientist's 40 year search to unravel the mystery.

Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the amazing migration and the scientific adventure of one man's decades-long search for where the butterflies go each Fall-a mystery he solved in 1975 with a remarkable combination of perseverance and good luck.

A natural history epic and human detective story. A powerful and moving film with breathtaking 3D cinematography from an award-winning team including macro-photography pioneer and Oscar winner Peter Parks.

Experience Flight of the Butterflies.

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Film Details

Rating: All Ages
Runtime: 40 min.
Starring: Gordon PinsentPatricia Phillips
Narrated by: Megan Follows
Director: Mike Slee
Release date: 2012

Educator Resources

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About the IMAX® Theatre and Tickets

The Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre is the first and only Laser IMAX theater in Texas and features enhanced 12-channel immersive audio and luxury seating. Enjoy concessions such as specialty popcorn, assorted candies, and beverages, including sodas, bottled water, and juices.

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