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Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History is the bestselling companion book to the Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibition. Reserve your copy for pickup at the Royal BC Museum box office.

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Art and Animals Series

Saturday morning workshop full series for kids ages 5-12! Dive into the natural world through fun artmaking activities. Join us each week for a new adventure.

IMAX: Dune

The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name; “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Run time 2hr 35min. Rated PG 13.

IMAX: 3D Polar Express – An IMAX® 3D Experience

An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. Run time 1 hr 39min. Rated G.

IMAX: Polar Express

An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. Run time 1 hr 39min. Rated G.

 

IMAX: 3D Humpback Whales

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. Rated G. Run Time 45 min.

IMAX: Humpback Whales

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. Rated G. Run Time 45 min.

IMAX: 3D Antarctica

It is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, our story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance. Antarctica is the perfect fit for the Giant Screen.

Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice, more than 6 feet thick, to experience the alien world of its seafloor - thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dancing a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Although so remote from us, Antarctica and its surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and its wildlife-filled waters can absorb huge amounts of carbon. New science is revealing that dramatic changes are occurring and rapidly warming this pristine land of snow and ice. No one owns Antarctica but it will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect it and ensure the future health of our planet. Run time 45min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: Antarctica

It is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, our story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance. Antarctica is the perfect fit for the Giant Screen.

Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice, more than 6 feet thick, to experience the alien world of its seafloor - thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dancing a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Although so remote from us, Antarctica and its surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and its wildlife-filled waters can absorb huge amounts of carbon. New science is revealing that dramatic changes are occurring and rapidly warming this pristine land of snow and ice. No one owns Antarctica but it will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect it and ensure the future health of our planet. Run time 45min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: 3D Mountain Adventure: Out Of Bounds

Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life - they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous - and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.

Follow Olympian Torah Bright as she journeys through the world's longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will ride with backcountry legend Jeremy Jones and freeskiing superstar Sammy Carlson. Together, they will encounter penguins, polar bears, and other wildlife, and meet with scientists and environmentalists to uncover a deeper understanding of our mountain ecosystems.

From glaciated valleys to icy tundras, we'll venture through the mountain’s most awe-inspiring vistas. We'll discover the crucial role mountains play in our every day lives and for the world, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen! Run time 43min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: Mountain Adventure: Out Of Bounds

Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life - they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous - and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.

Follow Olympian Torah Bright as she journeys through the world's longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will ride with backcountry legend Jeremy Jones and freeskiing superstar Sammy Carlson. Together, they will encounter penguins, polar bears, and other wildlife, and meet with scientists and environmentalists to uncover a deeper understanding of our mountain ecosystems.

From glaciated valleys to icy tundras, we'll venture through the mountain’s most awe-inspiring vistas. We'll discover the crucial role mountains play in our every day lives and for the world, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen!. Run time 43min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: 3D Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

Opens Dec 3, 2021 - At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom's collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia! Run time 39min. Rated G.

IMAX: Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

Opens Dec 3, 2021 - At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia! Run time 39min. Rated G.

Museum & IMAX 3D 45-minute Film

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibitions and one IMAX 3D 45-minute film.

Museum & IMAX 45-minute Film

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibitions and one IMAX 45-minute film.

Museum & IMAX 3D Hollywood Feature

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibits and one IMAX 3D Hollywood Feature film.

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