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IMAX Film Dolphins Opens

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Whitus, Communications Manager 214-426-4629 jwhitus@natureandscience.orgDOLPHINS DIVES INTO DALLAS AT MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE Academy Award® Nominated IMAX® Film Now Showing DALLAS, Texas (June 1, 2011) – This summer, the Museum of Nature &Science is offering a cool, refreshing, underwater adventure! Dolphins, a new IMAX®film, takes audiences to the coral reefs of the Bahamas and the seas Patagonia for a deep-sea romp with graceful, charming wild dolphins. The film, an Academy Award®nominee for Best Documentary, is now showing at the Museum of Nature & Science. The film follows three marine biologists as they study the elusive, fast-movingAtlantic spotted dolphins, acrobatic dusky dolphins, and the more familiar bottlenosedolphins. The biologists research the communication and behavior of the inquisitivecreatures using creative scientific methods and brand-new technology. Audiences will see rare fish-herding behavior and evidence of remarkableintelligence. Dolphins also explores the bond between humans and dolphins by visitingwith dolphins and naturalists in the Turks & Caicos Islands. “The topic has a wonderful appeal to the public; people want to know more abouthow dolphins communicate,” says director and producer Greg MacGillivray. “I wanted Cont.
  2. 2. Dolphins, page 2to make a film that offered insight into these intelligent marine mammals and thatrevealed the wonder of their habitat, the ocean, and our need to preserve it.” Dolphins is narrated by acclaimed actor Pierce Brosnan and features the music ofGrammy-award winning artist Sting. It is produced and distributed by MacGillivrayFreeman Films in association with the National Wildlife Federation, the nations largestmember-supported conservation group, and with major funding provided by the NationalScience Foundation and Museum Film Network. Behind-the-scenes photos, scientificjournal entries and details on the movie are available at www.dolphinsfilm.com. Thetrailer is available online at the Museum’s YouTube channel, MNSDallas. Tickets for Dolphins are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, and childrenages 2-11; Children under 2 are free; MNS members receive a $1 discount on all tickets. MNS is observing extended hours for summer through September 5, 2011: 9:30a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Dolphins shows daily atvarious times. Advance tickets allow museum-goers to save time and skip lobby lines. Furtherdetails on Dolphins, MNS memberships, or information and details on MNS in generalare available at natureandscience.org. ###About the Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the DallasMuseum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Childrens Museum – is an AAM-accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallass Fair Park. In support of itsmission to inspire minds through nature and science, the museum delivers exciting, engaging andinnovative visitor experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collectionsprogramming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The facility alsoincludes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium. The Museum ofNature & Science is supported in part by funds from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs,the Texas Commission on the Arts and HP. The Museum of Nature & Science also is building anew $185-million museum on a 4.7-acre site in Victory Park to complement the Fair Parkfacilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature & Science, please visitnatureandscience.org.

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