Museum of Science and Industry

Wild Ocean

October 13, 2008 - October 22, 2009

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Omnimax Essentials

This Omnimax Theater performance is suitable for all ages.
40 minutes
Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
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This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

Wild Ocean is an explosive, symphonic giant screen film about man and nature that captures one of the world’s greatest spectacles. Each year a massive feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of fish migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast. Breaching whales, frenzied sharks, herding dolphins, and diving gannets compete in an epic underwater struggle for survival.

The food chain in the ocean connects the tiniest organisms to the greatest whales. This circle of life has developed and evolved over millions of years. For the last few hundred years, however, there has been another predator in the ocean: one that takes enormous shoals in one sweep....

Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa, Wild Ocean is a timely documentary that will take you into the ocean depths to examine the effects of global warming and overfishing on the great migration and the local people working to protect this great and invaluable ecological resource.


Daily *
10:50 a.m.*, 12:30 p.m., 2:10 p.m.

* No 10:50 a.m. show on Sundays.

Educator's Guides

Visit the Wild Ocean site for educational resources related to Wild Ocean.


Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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