PITTSBURGH – Tri-State Area residents will have the opportunity to follow along with award-winning actor Andy Serkis as he takes you on a journey through the world of blue whales at Rangos Giant Cinema from now through June 2024.
“Blue Whales: Return of the Giants” It follows the largest animals that ever lived and their path to recovery from near extinction. This trip allows you to experience their amazing feeding habits, their wonderful long-distance communication, and the tender bond between mother and calf.
“The film provides an unforgettable look into the lives of blue whales and the extreme endurance of scientists to study them.” said Jason Brown, director of the Henry Buhl Jr. Science Center. “Visitors will cinematically find themselves on scientific missions and will be able to see themselves in interesting careers in STEM.”
The film follows two ocean exploration voyages. One is a high-risk mission to try to find a pod of blue whales that have not been seen for 50 years. The other joins in “The Blue Whale Whisperer” Diane Gendron in the Gulf of California, Mexico. She and her team explore the importance of these fascinating creatures and their role in the health of our oceans.
Visitors will experience a supporting cast loaded on the giant screen from dolphins and sperm whales to sea lions and orcas.
“This film is incredibly motivating and powerful.” Sarkis said. “Everyone assumes that because blue whales are the largest mammals on the planet, we should know a lot about them, but in reality that’s not the case. Learning what scientists are trying to do, to understand their behaviors, has been a real education for me.”
“We need to learn more about creatures like these, because they inspire us to have hope.”
This family-friendly film is showing in 3D and 2D through June 30. The duration of the show is 43 minutes. Tickets are $10 per person or $8 per member at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Purchase tickets and learn more at CarnegieScienceCenter.org.