Whitaker Center, Harrisburg
On Saturday, Feb. 2, experience the triumphant journey of the monarch butterfly through a multi-generational migration to captivating butterfly sanctuaries hidden 10,000 feet high in the Mexican mountains. “Flight of the Butterflies 3D is a beautiful giant screen film that tells a great nature story about the monarch’s incredible migration, as well as a great human story about how a dedicated scientist and his equally dedicated wife solved one of the greatest biological mysteries of our time,” said Steve Bishop, Whitaker Center Vice President of Science and IMAX Programs.
Based on a remarkable true story, audiences are immersed in a 40-year-long quest by a determined scientist, as he enlists thousands of volunteer “citizen scientists” to help tag and track monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven. The iconic monarch butterfly is truly a wonder of nature, making one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a place it has never been. The film follows the travels of the monarchs, as two to three generations of butterflies migrate north from Mexico through the U.S. to Canada, and one “super generation” completes the migration with a journey south to Mexico. Explore the monarch’s dramatic transformation from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly, through a mile-high migratory expedition, leading to magnificent tree-laden monarch sanctuaries nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful mountains of Mexico.
Discover a truly spectacular site on Central PA’s largest movie screen at Whitaker Center’s Select Medical IMAX® Theater – hundreds of millions of live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth. For more information and showtimes, please visit WhitakerCenter.org or call 717-214-ARTS.