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"Ancient Caves" (1/7/2021 - 31/3/2022)

 

Ancient Caves

Science is about finding answers. And how far would you go to get those answers?

Issues on Earth's climate change, particularly those related to global warming, have been a heated topic in recent decades. Where can we find the evidence of climate change? How do we know we are experiencing global warming? One visionary scientist is on an epic quest to understand the Earth's climate.

You are joining the treacherous expedition led by the paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley with her team of experienced cave explorers to unlock the secrets of the Earth's climate in the most unexpected places: caves. Caves contain a wealth of climate information and they may hold the keys to how the change in climate has affected human civilisation. Filmed in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the United States, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the immersive cinematography of the OMNIMAX Show "Ancient Caves" takes you into some of the world's most remote caves, both above and below the water. Together, we go where very few humans will ever go and strive to collect thousands of years old stalagmite samples which contain elements representing a fingerprint of our planet's climate history.

Are you ready to embark on a challenging but rewarding adventure?

 

"Ancient Caves" Trailer

 

Dr. Gina Moseley has been conducting research on rapid climate change such as droughts.
Dr. Gina Moseley has been conducting research on rapid climate change such as droughts. She looks for clues by studying the Earth's ancient climate and some of its secrets locked away in caves.

Gina found stalactites at the roof and stalagmites
Gina found stalactites at the roof and stalagmites on the floor inside Grotte de Gournier in France.

Gina's team was searching for suitable stalagmites inside the cave in Spring Valley located in Minnesota
Gina's team was searching for suitable stalagmites inside the cave in Spring Valley located in Minnesota, the United States. Stalagmites are better samples for palaeoclimatological studies than stalactites as stalagmites have much simpler internal structure; and they are not easy to break so that they have longer histories with more useful information of ancient climate hidden inside.

The Crystal Cave of Abaco located in Bahamas
The Crystal Cave of Abaco located in Bahamas is one of most ornamented underwater caves in the world.

Cave divers were helping Gina collect samples in the Crystal Cave.
Cave divers were helping Gina collect samples in the Crystal Cave. Such samples could help Gina estimate how fast sea levels could rise as the level of carbon dioxide increases.

 

Show: OMNIMAX Show "Ancient Caves"
Show Period: 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022
Show Schedule : 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
2:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holiday)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
Closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year 

For more information on the show schedule of other shows, please refer to Space Theatre Show Schedule
Place: Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum
Admission Fees: Standard Admission: $32 (stalls), $24 (front stalls)
Concession Admission: $16 (stalls), $12 (front stalls)

  • Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.
  • Persons paying concessionary rate may be requested by museum staff to produce a valid document for verification of eligibility.
  • Children under 3 years old will not be admitted
Show Duration: 40 minutes
Language: Sessions at 8:00 pm on Friday and 6:30 pm on Saturday are in English. All other sessions are in Cantonese.

The audience can also select the following languages with the multi-channel headphone system:
Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese
Ticketing:

Please refer to "Ticketing Information"

  • Advance booking up to one week from 30 June 2021 onwards
  • Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets
  • URBTIX Internet Ticketing : www.urbtix.hk
  • Telephone Credit Card Booking : 2111 5999
  • Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Seating Plan: Please refer to Space Theatre Seating Plan

All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.