Shedd's 'Happy Feet 4-D Experience'

May 21, 2010 12:04:36 PM PDT
Beginning March 27, experience "Happy Feet" like never before in 4-D at Shedd Aquarium.Beginning Saturday, March 27, a 12-minute 4-dimensional adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning motion picture Happy Feet will make its world premiere in Shedd Aquarium's refurbished 4-D Theater. Beware - this short feature that will be shown regularly at Shedd may incite toe-tapping!

Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, the Happy Feet 4-D Experience utilizes state-of-the-art technology to excite the senses of sight, sound, touch and smell. An immersive experience for the whole family, Happy Feet transforms the 4-D theater in Phelps Auditorium - the only theater of its kind in Chicago - into a magical world, taking audiences on a journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble, the heartwarming, tap-dancing member of the colony, sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Relying on his courage and bravery, Mumble realizes that his toe-tapping talent is a gift to be treasured and may save his endangered colony!

"With animal health and conservation at the core of Shedd's mission, it seemed a natural fit to feature this story that conveys an important conservation message about a species that is near and dear to our hearts, penguins, in such an entertaining and memorable way," said Ted Beattie, President and CEO of Shedd Aquarium. "We are thrilled to be able to share the incredible Happy Feet 4-D Experience with our guests."

Beginning March 27, the Happy Feet 4-D Experience and Planet Earth: Shallow Seas will be featured daily. Upgrades for the 4-D Theater experience are available for $4 with Shedd Pass.

Shedd is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays until Memorial Day. For more information, please call 312-939-2438 or visit www.sheddaquarium.org. For group sales information, please call 312-692-3333. Advance tickets on sale through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com .

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Happy Feet 4-D experience
Shedd Aquarium
Phelps Auditorium
Sat., 9am to 5pm
312-933-2438
sheddaquarium.org


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