‘Journey To The South Pacific’ IMAX Film Now Playing At Norwalk Aquarium

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Jawi Mayor, a young islander from West Papua, swims with a whale shark in a scene from the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific,” now playing through Labor Day on the six-story screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Jawi Mayor, a young islander from West Papua, swims with a whale shark in a scene from the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific,” now playing through Labor Day on the six-story screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Photo Credit: Credit: MacGillivray Freeman Films
A manta ray sweeps over a colorful coral reef in a scene from the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific."
A manta ray sweeps over a colorful coral reef in a scene from the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific." Photo Credit: Credit: Michele Hall
Hawksbill sea turtles are among the animals whose populations can rebound thanks to the conservation efforts of the people of West Papua, as explained in the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific."
Hawksbill sea turtles are among the animals whose populations can rebound thanks to the conservation efforts of the people of West Papua, as explained in the new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific." Photo Credit: Credit: Michele Hall
The new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific” follows Jawi Mayor, a ukelele-playing 13-year-old as he and his friends discover the abundant marine life of their native West Papua, an island province of Indonesia.
The new IMAX movie “Journey to the South Pacific” follows Jawi Mayor, a ukelele-playing 13-year-old as he and his friends discover the abundant marine life of their native West Papua, an island province of Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit: Barbara MacGillivray

NORWALK, Conn. – The IMAX theater at the Maritime Aquarium is currently showing “Journey to the South Pacific,” a film that shows the people, culture and marine life of West Papua, an island province of Indonesia.

The movie covers encounters with manta rays, sea turtles, whale sharks and other marine life while following 13-year-old Jawi, a West Papua native, and his classmates aboard the floating “classroom” called the Kalabia.

“Journey to the South Pacific” was directed by Greg MacGillivray, who also directed “The Living Sea,” “Dolphins” and “Everest.” Narrated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, “Journey to the South Pacific” is 40 minutes long and is rated G.

The film will play at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day.

Area educators can preview “Journey to the South Pacific” for free in consideration of using the film for educational purposes as part of a field trip during the school year. Educator’s Guides prepared by the films’ producers are available on the Aquarium’s website. Educators must show a valid school I.D. for one free ticket.

Tickets for an IMAX movie at The Maritime Aquarium are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+), and $7 for ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free.

To include an Aquarium visit with an IMAX movie, discounted combination tickets are $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for youths and seniors, and $17.95 for ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free.

To purchase advance tickets, view trailers, confirm show times or get more details about The Maritime Aquarium’s IMAX movies call 203-852-0700 or visit the aquarium’s website here.

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