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Saturday, July 23 and July 30 at 2:00 PM:


Enchanted Reef

The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, The Enchanted Reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants live in peace until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to Jake, the young sawfish, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. An exciting adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family. Spectacular underwater scenery, playful characters and the totally immersive environment of the digital theater makes this show a must see.

Saturday, July 23 and July 30 at 3:30 PM
Also During Tall Ships:


The Wayfinders

“Wayfinders” explores the history and archaeology of Pacific migrations, the endeavors of the Polynesia Voyaging Society and the Worldwide Voyage of the sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a. The film features live-action footage of the Hōkūle‘a taken from both underwater and on deck and reveals the ancient methods of navigating across the Pacific. Actual fulldome footage from aboard the Hōkūle‘a will help viewers feel like they are on the canoe and get a sense for the grandness of the vessel. Audiences can see the stars rise and set according to the navigator’s star compass. Animation is also used to demonstrate the effects wind and waves have on the sailing canoe at sea. Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage embarked from Hawaii in 2014 and is currently making its way up the east coast of the U.S. At the end of the “Wayfinders” program, the presenter is able to update the audience on the status of the worldwide voyage through video, pictures, or news clips.



Wednesday, June 29 at 12:45 PM

Chronicle of a Journey to Earth

Chronicle of a Journey to Earth is a tour of the solar system from the outside in, focused on Earth and how it is unique. The viewer learns about each of the planets, as well as the difference between rocky and giant planets, and is introduced to dwarf planets and other objects in the solar system. Once on Earth, the viewer is taught about specific sky events that distinguish Earth from other planets: lunar phases, and lunar and solar eclipses. The viewer also learns about the way that Earth's seasons work and how they depend on Earth's tilt on its axis and its relationship to the Sun. These concepts are woven together into a documentary journey and help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public. Come along for the ride, and see our neighborhood in space from a new perspective.


Wednesday, July 6 at 12:45 PM

Enchanted Reef

The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, The Enchanted Reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants live in peace until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to Jake, the young sawfish, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. An exciting adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family. Spectacular underwater scenery, playful characters and the totally immersive environment of the digital theater makes this show a must see.


Wednesday, July 13 at 12:45 PM

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Start by taking a live tour of the current night sky to discover amazing things for yourself. Then, to go further, what does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.


Wednesday, July 20 at 12:45 PM

In My Backyard

Join children's entertainer Fred Penner as he explores things large and small, from the colors of the rainbow, to the reasons for the seasons. Through the use of entertaining songs and immersive environments, children are encouraged to participate while learning about the planets, constellations, meteors, the moon and more. Geared towards the youngest stargazers and scientists, In My Backyard is sure to instill a sense of wonder and exploration while encouraging children to explore their own backyards.


Wednesday, July 27 at 12:45 PM

Perfect Little Planet

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.




Show Schedule During Tall Ships

July 15 - July 17

Friday & Satruday
1:00pm From Earth to the Universe
2:00pm The Wayfinders
3:00pm Astronaut
4:00pm From Earth to the Universe
5:00pm The Wayfinders
6:00pm Astronaut
Sunday
1:00pm The Wayfinders
2:00pm From Earth the the Universe
3:00pm Astronaut
4:00pm The Wayfinders
   
   


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