Programs & Events

The Last Reef 3D

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Movie
Date: 
Feb. 15, 2013 | Friday, 3:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Daily, 3:00pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - WRAL 3D Theater, 1st floor

There are many cities.  Some are beneath the sea...

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea. From the Creators of Wild Ocean.Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see.

We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world. Yet there are many kinds of reef, each of them a living city beneath the sea, where plants and animals congregate in mutual benefit. They have a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undoubtedly connected.

Each of them is a hotspot of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rainforests. Just as the Amazon has its secrets, so too do the reefs. Reefs have been molding and shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. Yet in our lifetime, they have come under threat: human activity is altering the chemistry of the oceans. As the sea becomes more acidic, coral, shell and bone begin to crumble. 

Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined…

What would it mean to us if one of these vibrant wonderlands were to become the last reef?

Tickets can be purchased on site (same day only) at the Museum Box Office, or you may buy tickets online: $4 for Adults, $3.50 for Senior (65+) / Student / Military, $3 for Children (2 to 11), $2 for Friends of the Museum members. The movie is shown Monday–Saturday at 10am, 12pm and 3pm, and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. General admission to the Museum is free.