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Last Chance: Flight of the Butterflies

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If you’ve ever been curious about where the monarch butterflies disappear to in the winter, don’t miss the film Flight of the Butterflies, playing in the LeFrak IMAX Theater for just one more month, through Sunday, July 7.

Flight of the butterflies, group

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Follow zoologist Fred Urquhart as he pursues a lifelong quest to map the flight path of half a billion monarch butterflies. With a team of citizen scientists, who tag the butterflies each season, Urquhart uncovers the longest insect migration in the world.

Still - Monarchs in the Sky - FOB - SK Films

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Learn the insects’ complex biology, which allows them to avoid predators and to trace the same path year after year.

The story spans four generations of butterflies as they travel across North America. Filled with spectacular scenes of the insects aloft, this giant-screen film is a must-see for nature lovers of all ages.


Purchase tickets to Flight of the Butterflies.

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