A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life, “Humpback Whales” is directed by Greg MacGillivray (“The Living Sea,” “Dolphins,” “Everest”) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (“To the Arctic,” “Grand Canyon Adventure”). Filmed with 15perf / 65mm IMAX® cameras, “Humpback Whales” is written and edited by Stephen Judson (“Everest,” “To the Arctic”) with a musical score by Steve Wood (“Journey to the South Pacific,” “To the Arctic”). A One World One Ocean production.
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 38 films for IMAX theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two ®Academy Award nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. “Humpback Whales” follows in the company’s long tradition of films known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world.
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Help the mother humpback on her migration from Alaskato her breeding groundsin Hawaiiby making your way through this maze.
Color your own humpback whale.
Scientists can identify individual humpback whales by studying their tail flukes. The color patterns and scars are unique marks, like your own fingerprints, that distinguish one whale from the next. Can you find the matching whale tails?
THE HUMPBACK WHALES EDUCATOR GUIDE
The Humpback Whales Educator Guide, created by MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation in partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films and Orange County Community Foundation, is appropriate for all intermediate grades (3 to 8) and most useful when used as a companion to the film, but also valuable as a resource on its own. Teachers are strongly encouraged to adapt activities included in this guide to meet the specific needs of the grades they teach and their students. Activities developed for this guide support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Ocean Literacy Principles, National Geography Standards and Common Core Language Arts (see page 27 for a standards alignment chart).
An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an immersive look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
OMNIMAX Theater films take place in the OMNIMAX Theater on the 2nd floor of the main 5050 Oakland Building. Access is available through the main entrance, then the stairs in the main lobby to the second floor.
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Convenient wheelchair accessible seating for the OMNIMAX is available via the third floor theater entrance. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas of the OMNIMAX.
OMNIMAX offers hearing assistance that is not available in any theater in the region. This includes new adjustable caption devices, new hearing assistance devices with Descriptive Video Services(DVS) and Telecoil. When ordering tickets, please let your reservationist know you’re interested in these items, or see an usher before your film begins.