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A zoologist spent most of his lifetime unravelling the secrets of a migratory journey of the butterflies which has at least taken three generations to complete.

Each autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies fly from North America to a distant and remote hideaway in the south to stay for winter. For a long time, no one ever knew the exact location of their winter habitat. Since 1940s, Canadian zoologist Dr Fred Urquhart and his wife have used all means to track the migratory route of the Monarchs in the hope of knowing their final destination but were of no avail. After almost 40 years, a couple working in Mexico joined their research and found a huge amount of Monarchs west of Mexico City. But how could they confirm that these butterflies had flown across 3,000 kilometres from the north to spend the winter there?

The Omnimax Show ¡§Flight of the Butterflies¡¨ is about the true story of how Dr Fred Urquhart and his wife had unrelentingly looked for the overwintering site of the Monarch butterflies for over 40 years. Moreover, the film follows a Monarch butterfly, allowing the audience to witness how it has overcome all sorts of difficulties in dangerous environments, and passed on from one generation to another the goal of finishing one of the longest insect migratory journeys on the planet.


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OMNIMAX Show "Flight of the Butterflies" Trailer


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The film follows Dana, a Monarch butterfly, its daughter and its granddaughter, allowing the audience to witness how one generation succeeds another in accomplishing this remarkable feat of migration.

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Less than one percent of eggs and caterpillars of Monarch butterflies will survive to become butterflies. Most caterpillars will become food for birds and insects.

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Dr Fred Urquhart is the first scientist to stick tags on insects to track them.

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After receiving reports on the whereabouts of the tagged butterflies sent by citizens from different places, Dr Fred Urquhart was able to plot their flight paths on a map.

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Tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies cluster on tree trunks for warmth and protection in winter and they live off their fat reserves until spring.

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Official website of the film: http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/

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Place : Stanley Ho Space Theatre 
Admission Fees :

Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
 -  Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above
 -  Children under 3 years old will not be admitted 

Duration : 44 minutes 
Show Schedule : Please refer to Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule
Ticketing : Please refer to "Ticketing Information"
Advance booking up to one week is available
URBTIX Internet Ticketing :
http://www.urbtix.hk  
Telephone credit card booking : 2111 5999  
Ticketing enquiries: 3761 6661

Showing from 1 May 2014 to 31 October 2014

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