Valentine’s Day Premiere Brings A Love of Sea Turtles to Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Press Release # State

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Audiences will be able to enjoy “Turtle Odyssey 3D” beginning Feb. 14 at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. This giant-screen epic features a Green Sea Turtle hatchling’s 1,000-mile trek through the South Pacific.

The film’s Valentine’s Day arrival dovetails with the Aquarium’s Year of the Turtle celebration. Fittingly, the filmmakers at Definition Films’ heroine, Bunji, is not only an easy turtle to love but an ambassador for her species.

In creating “Turtle Odyssey 3D,” Definition Films employed a specially designed underwater camera housing and lenses to make the film burst to life on an IMAX screen. As they follow Bunji from her sandy nest into the life-rich waters of the Great Barrier Reef, viewers will meet an abundance of other species brimming with charisma and beauty like the ringed Leafy Sea Dragons, enormous Manta Rays and expertly camouflaged Giant Cuttlefish.

Educators at the Tennessee Aquarium designed and produced supplemental educational materials to accompany the film’s release. The film’s free educational guide for elementary and middle school students offers activities that explore the Green Sea Turtle life cycle, the structure of food webs and how human activity impacts marine life worldwide.

For more information about “Turtle Odyssey 3D” and access to the film’s educational materials, visit www.tnaqua.org/imax/turtle-odyssey-3d.

For showtimes and online ticket purchases, visit www.tnaqua.org/calendar.

For more information about the Tennessee Aquarium’s Year of the Turtle celebratioin, visit www.tnaqua.org/yearoftheturtle.