The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman

Lemurs are now highly endangered.

Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures, and narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman.

The island of Madagascar is world-famous for its lemurs. These animals are unique to the island and display a range of interesting behaviors from singing like a whale to sashaying across the sand like a ballet dancer. Since arriving on the island as castaways millions of years ago, they’ve evolved into hundreds of diverse species of lemurs inhabiting virtually all of Madagascar’s ecosystems, from beaches and tropical forests to high mountains and dry deserts. But lemurs are now also highly endangered.

The film highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Among the lemurs audiences will meet are the extremely rare Greater Bamboo lemur; the smallest primate in the world, the Mouse lemur; the well-known Ring-tailed lemur; and the delightful dancing Sifaka lemur.

“We hope Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will show people all over the world how special lemurs are-and how worthy they are of our admiration and protection,” said film writer and producer, Drew Fellman.

“We’re very excited to show Island of Lemurs: Madagascar here on the Giant Dome screen,” said Steve Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center. “Lemurs are amazing animals, and the themes of conservation and evolutionary biology are relevant to science learning today.”

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is rated G. For more information on Island of Lemurs, including show times, please visit: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/island-lemurs-madagascar.

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