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National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers revolves around some of Earth’s most spectacular eco-zones–the polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African savanna–bringing the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Follow in the footsteps of explorers who routinely go to the ends of the Earth, all in the name of science. From coming face to face with a polar bear, to diving in a submersible, climbing to the top of a rain forest tree canopy, to soaring over the savanna in a hot air balloon.

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is supported locally by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, APS, Molina Fine Jewelers, and the employees of Arizona Science Center. The traveling exhibition is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery on Level 3 of Arizona Science Center. The exhibition will be open between September 21, 2014 and January 4, 2015. Tickets are $7 plus general admission for adults, seniors, and children. Arizona Science Center members are able to enter for $5 per person.

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NOW PLAYING: "Great White Shark 3D"

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Great White Shark 3D aims to reveal the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters- Mike Rutzen, South African shark operator, who swims with Great Whites in the aptly named Shark Alley, Dr. Chris Lowe who has been tagging juvenile white sharks off the coast of Los Angeles, revealing more and more of their secret life, and two record breaking free-divers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free diving with the sharks.

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NOW PLAYING: "The Last Reef 3D"

"The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath The Sea," is an uplifting giant screen journey exploring the beauty and mysteries of the world's reef ecosystems: a distant yet parallel world, with living cities undeniably connected to our own human communities. Vanishing at five times the rate of rain forests, the world’s coral reefs are under siege. Through vivid 3D visuals, music and narration, the film reveals the teeming life of these underwater cities, and their crucial role in the ocean’s survival—and our own. Fly across iridescent tropical corals, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see, where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators. As these ancient, exotic havens face the threat of extinction, "The Last Reef 3D" inspires audiences with a vision of the reef’s incredible—yet fragile—power to rebuild.

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