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Earthflight

September 15, 2017 — March 8, 2018

Closed

2D film showings: 11:30 am; 4:30 pm3D digital showings: 10:30 am; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm  Captioning devices are available. Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, first floor

A flock of gannets flies just over the surface of a large body of water.
Gannets in flight.
Photo by Michael W. Richards © John Downer Productions
Earthflight Trailer

Earthflight Trailer

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate BlanchettEarthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in 11 countries on four continents, the film took four years to make.

A flock of gannets flies just over the surface of a large body of water.
Gannets in flight.
Photo by Michael W. Richards © John Downer Productions

Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight: how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, manage long-distance journeys, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.

Captioning devices are available. Please ask a staff member. 

Transcript available for download:

Interested in learning more about birds? Visit the Museum’s Leonard C. Sanford Hall of North American Birds and Hall of Birds of the World