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Copywrite 2001-2004, California Science Center
 
 
Media Contact:  Shell Amega, Paula Wagner or Isela Castillo
213.744-7446
 
October 1, 2000
"Dolphins" Splashes Onto the Giant IMAX Screen
Beauty and Mystery of Dolphin-Human Communication Explored in Film Opening at the California Science Center
   
What:

Dolphins takes audiences under the water's surface for an international romp with wild dolphins, giving viewers a rare look at the social lives of these amazing creatures, their remarkable intelligence and their ability to bond with humans.

Dolphins viewers follow marine biologist Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski from the coral reefs of the Bahamas to the seas of Patagonia as she and her colleagues research the intricacies of dolphin communication. Through the use of innovative technology and imaginitive scientific methods, the team explores the dolphin world in a unique and fascinating manner. A variety of dolphins are featured in the film including Atlantic dolphins, dusky dolphins, and the familiar bottlenose dolphins of Flipper fame.

The movie features the music of Grammy award-winning artist Sting, and is narrated by actor Pierce Brosnan. Dolphins is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films, the producers of Everest, in association with the National Wildlife Federation and with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and Museum Film Network.

   
Who: Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, Dr. Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez, marine biologists; and Dean Bernal, naturalist.
   
When: Dolphins opens October 20, 2000.
   
Film Length: 40 minutes
   
Where: California Science Center IMAX Theater
700 State Drive - Exposition Park
Los Angeles
Parking is available for $6 in the guest lot at 39th & Figueroa Street
   
Tickets: Prices range from $3.75 to $7.50.
Advance ticket purchases and group rates available - call 213.744-2019. For general recorded information, phone 213.744-7400.
   
Schedule:

October 20, 2000 - January 31, 2001
Dolphins - 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., & Fri., Sat., Sun. at 8 p.m.
Galapagos - 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m.
Adventures in Wild California - 12 p.m., 4 p.m., & Fri., Sat., Sun. at 7 p.m.
Guests should call 213.744-7400 to confirm film schedule.

 
Proceeds from the IMAX Theater support Science
Center exhibits and educational programming.

Guests should call 213.744-7400 to confirm schedule
on the day of their visit.
 
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