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Omnimax Shows


Penguins

    Showing from 1 March 2014 to 31 August 2014

With wings, yet flightless;
diving dauntlessly into the raging and rambling sea, 
this creature is a sleek black-and-white fish killer.

This is a King Penguin, living with its family and fellow penguins in the ¡§Penguin City¡¨, a vast colony of hundreds of thousands of penguins, together with hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and elephant seals on the island of South Georgia near Antarctica. This is a place surrounded by steep mountain ranges and windblown icy plains.

A new Omnimax film ¡§Penguins¡¨, launching in March 2014, follows a young male King Penguin for more than a year of its perilous journey - how it forages along the coast despite predators¡¦ stalking, finds an adoring mate and raises its chick. Throughout the time, audience will witness how this pair of penguins hatch their egg and for that chick to grow up. In this 38-minute film, the penguin made its best endeavour to nurture and protect its offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. Perhaps you will be impressed by the penguin couple¡¦s remarkable teamwork: as one adult guards the chick, the other goes on fishing trips spanning hundreds of kilometres.

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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 )

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


Duration: 38  minutes 

Show Schedule: Please refer to Show Schedule

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Flight of the Butterflies

    Showing from 1 May 2014 to 31 October 2014

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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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 )

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


Duration: 44  minutes 

Show Schedule: Please refer to Show Schedule

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

    Showing from 1 September 2014 to 28 February 2015

In our daily lives, things around us which seem to be unexciting are in fact to the contrary. Though our eyes are windows to the soul, we often miss actions that are too quick or too slow, objects that are too small as well as wavelength beyond visible light. Thanks to the advancement in science and technology, images which we are unaware of can finally appear vividly before our eyes, allowing us to understand this ¡§invisible world¡¨. 

We know that apart from visible light, bees can make use of ultraviolet to find nectar. Mosquitoes can also track the heat patterns on our body so as to find their prey in the dark. Through ¡§Time-lapse¡¨ Photography, we can appreciate slow motion which the naked eye finds difficult to observe for a long period, such as the whole process of a flower in bloom, from the opening of a bud, the full blooming of the flower to the fading of the flower as well as the route of ocean currents in the sea. As for high speed cameras, they can capture the moment when a water drop bounces like a ball as it falls down on water surface as well as the quick actions of a flying dragonfly moving all four wings in different directions. An electron microscope may allow us to see the nanoworld which even lightwaves cannot peep at, such as the structures inside the scales of a butterfly¡¦s wing and bacteria breeding on a spider silk a hundred times thinner than a human hair. Not even a single atom is hidden from our sight.

The OMNIMAX Show ¡§Mysteries of the Unseen World¡¨ makes use of high speed cameras, ¡§Time-lapse¡¨ photography and electron microscopes to help the audience have a breakthrough in the limitations of sensory organs, bringing them to a bizarre realm so near and yet have never seen before. Threading through these extreme time and space dimensions enables us to have a brand new experience of the world in which we live.

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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 )

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


Duration: 40  minutes 

Show Schedule: Please refer to Show Schedule

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