3D Theater Presentation: The Last Reef

3D Theater Presentation: The Last Reef
December 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Fly across irridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, and visit an alien world where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators. Reefs are often thought of as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected.

Reefs are hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rain-forests. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. The fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth’s major extinction events. Yet within our lifetime reefs have come to face their greatest threat.

With 300 tons of anthropogenic CO2 dissolving into the sea every second, coral, shell and bone is beginning to crumble as our oceans become more acidic. The effects of agriculture and industry could be as devastating in geological time as the massive volcanic eruptions of the Triassic, or the asteroid impact of the Cretaceous. Reefs are vanishing at an alarming rate and scientists are now predicting that all the world’s coral reefs could be gone within our lifetime.

$6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI members: $3 per person.) Recommended for ages 6 and older.

January 2 – June 30, 2013
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am
Friday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

For pricing and to reserve your screening time, call 718-699-0301, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street