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Now Playing:


Edmonton Science Centre

Edmonton, AB

Encore performance

Saskatchewan Science Centre

Regina, SK

Johnson GEO Centre

St. Johns, NL

Telus World of Science – Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

(School Groups)

IMAX Victoria

Victoria, BC

(School Groups)

Telus Spark

Calgary, AB

(School Groups)

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec

(School Groups)

Montreal Science Centre

Montreal, QC

(School Groups)

United States:

Lawrence Hall of Science UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Tennessee Aquarium

Chattanooga, TN

(School Groups)

Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, IL

(School Groups)

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati, OH

(School Groups)

Great Lakes Science Center

Cleveland, OH

(School Groups)

Danville Science Center

Danville, VA

Putnam Museum

Davenport, IA

(School Groups)

The Henry Ford Museum

Dearborn, MI

Michigan Science Center

Detroit, MI

Museum of Discovery and Science

Fort Lauderdale, FL

(School Groups)

Greensboro Science Center

Greensboro, North Carolina

Virginia Air and Space Center

Hampton, VA

Whitaker Center for Science and Arts

Harrisburg, PA

Hastings Museum

Hastings, NE

(School Groups)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston, TX

(School Groups)

Pink Palace Museum

Memphis, TN

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Mobile, AL

Orlando Science Center

Orlando, FL

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Portland, Oregon

Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh, PA

(School Groups)

New York Hall of Science

Queens, NY

Marbles Kids Museum

Raleigh, NC

(School Groups)

Esquire Theatre

Sacramento, CA

(School Groups)

Clark Planetarium

Salt Lake City, UT

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

San Diego, CA

(School Groups)

The Tech Museum of Innovation

San Jose, CA

(School Groups)

Pacific Science Center

Seattle, WA

(School Groups)

World Golf Hall of Fame

St. Augustine, FL

(School Groups)

Challenger Learning Center

Tallahassee, FL

(School Groups)

Museum of Science and Industry

Tampa, FL

(School Groups)

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of Natural History

Washington, D.C.


IMAX Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia


Guangdong Science Center

Guangzhou, China



Bogota, Colombia


The Scientific Centre

Salmiya, Kuwait



The Hague, Netherlands

United Kingdom:


London, UK

Press Reviews:

St. Paul Pioneer Press

“One of the best movies of any size to open this year.” – Read Full Review

St. Paul Pioneer Press

★★★★ “… “Flight” has to be one of the prettiest movies ever to play at the Science Museum of Minnesota…But what may be a surprise to viewers is that “Flight” is also suspenseful and deeply moving.” – Read Full Review

THN The Hollywood News (UK)

★★★★★ “…A slice of perfection…audiences are in for a touching, inspiring, informative ride on the butterfly’s wings.” – Read Full Review

Seattle Times

★★★★ “A MUST SEE 3D IMAX JOURNEY…a feast for the eyes and one of the best IMAX documentaries.” – Read Full Review

Now Magazine (Toronto, ON)

★★★★ “Nature doc soars…breathtaking” – Read Full Review

National Post (Canada)

★★★½ “All the more beautiful for being true”

Toronto Star

★★★★ “A real life ‘Indiana Jones’ adventure” – Read Full Review

Echos Vedettes (Quebec)

★★★★ “Moving…Magnificent”

The Ottawa Citizen

★★★★ “A stunning documentary that fills the screen with intricate caterpillars, lush and colourful gardens, majestic forests, and millions of orange-and-black butterflies, sometimes coming right at you in whoa! 3-D”

Toronto Sun

★★★★ “A fantastic flight…eye-popping” – Read Full Review

New York Times

“Fascinating….. Stunning photography” – Read Full Review

The Washington Post

“… reminiscent of March of the Penguins in terms of its ability to tug at heartstrings… this miniature underdog story manages to take on human scale” – Read Full Review

The Guardian UK

“It is thought that Flight of the Butterflies 3D … could do for butterflies what the feature documentary March of the Penguins did for penguins” – Read Full Review

Chicago Tribune

“An inspiring new experience…” – Read Full Review

NWI (Chicago)

“A colorful, educational and fascinating film…” – Read Full Review

Hyde Park Herald (Chicago)

Lindsay Welbers – Read Full Review

LA Story Blog

“…a beautiful, engaging way to show the wonder of nature.” – Read Full Review

Around Town Pasadena Blog

“…will make you marvel and feel that elusive child-like excitement once again.” – Read Full Review

The Globe & Mail – Read Full Review

Lazy Day Blog (Toronto)

“I have seen quite a few IMAX films and so far this one is the best. Not to be missed!” – Read Full Review

Toronto Thumbs Blog

“…brilliantly shot and scripted. This is a great movie to watch” – Read Full Review

Torontonicity Blog

“…makes you appreciate the beauty and intelligence of this living creature” – Read Full Review

Family Friendly Cincinnati

“…enlightening & educational for the whole family…you will be amazed!” – Read Full Review

Quad City Times (Davenport Iowa)

“…As compelling as any sequence you’ll see in a Hollywood movie” – Read Full Review

Salt Lake Tribune

“…dazzling footage.” – Read Full Review

The Washington Post

“Experiencing the tens of millions of monarch butterflies that winter in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, is on many an eco-tourist’s bucket list…The new Imax film “Flight of the Butterflies” brings the monarchs to us.” – Read Full Review

Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

“It’s a detective story, a love story and an action flick. And it’s about butterflies.” – Read Full Review

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)

“a beautiful documentary” – Read Full Review

Film Journal International (NYC)

“… Refreshingly upbeat, as bright as its subject… instructive and celebratory, a perfect entertainment for restless youngsters.” – Read Full Review

Woman around Town (Washington,DC)

“This 45 minute film will leave you breathless.” – Read Full Review

Statesman (Austin, TX)

“As educational as it is entertaining” – Read Full Review

Tallahassee Chronicle

“Immerses audiences in a triumphant journey of perseverance” – Read Full Review

The Patriot News (Pennsylvania)

“Provides a fascinating look at a creature most of us encounter every day but know little about.” – Read Full Review

Lancaster Online

“Breathtaking cinematography and 3D technology present the already stunning monarch in a way few will ever get to experience in nature.” – Read Full Review

St. Louis Kids Magazine

“A valuable real-life reminder that dreams are worth chasing, and that just one person really can make a difference.” – Read Full Review

Charlotte Observer

“Remarkable footage” – Read Full Review

NYC Audubon

“It is nothing less than magical” – Read Full Review

Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Compelling and Inspiring” – Read Full Review

Macaroni Kid

“What an awesome feeling it was to hear their beating wings sound like raindrops on a forest floor!” – Read Full Review

Canada AM (Video) Watch Video

Rancho Sante Fe Review

“Attention all grandparents, busy parents, aunts and uncles — if there’s one motion picture you must take an important child in your life to, it’s Flight of the Butterflies!” – Read Full Review


“Phenomenal IMAX 3D visuals…neatly balances entertainment and education. Bound to fascinate…” – Read Full Review

Canadian Geographic

“…the film is a landmark for both IMAX and conservation efforts alike” – Read Full Review

Texas Butterfly Ranch- Profile of Catalina

Read Full Story

Seattle’s Child

“It is breathtaking…..I will never look at a monarch butterfly the same way again, and probably neither will my kids…my son told me additional facts about butterflies, since the film reinforced what he has been learning in class.” – Read Full Review

Business Insider

“Beautiful new film – you have to see this movie to believe it, absolutely stunning.” – Read Full Review

Today’s Mama

“…a colorful, magical journey” – Read Full Review

Hamilton County Herald

“Just Amazing … I love watching movies shot in 3D, but as good as “Avatar” was, it can’t hold a candle to “Flight of the Butterflies”.

ABC / Univision

“… makes a powerful case for the conservation of this species” – Read Full Review

The Rivard Report

“I absolutely loved it–in 3D it was like you could almost reach out and touch them. Very inspiring” – Catalina Trail – Read Full Review

Our Amazing Planet – Read Full Review

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

“Stunning…I highly recommend it” – Read Full Review

NPR – Read Full Review

Here and Now (NPR) – Read Full Review

Radio-Canada (French) – Read Full Review

Super NOVA Mommy

“The depiction of Dr. Fred Urquhart and his quest to learn about the monarch migration is part scientific journey, part detective tale, and 100 percent a story about a true ‘labor of love.’ The movie’s detail is amazing…” – Read Full Review – Read Full Review – Read Full Review

Premiere Press:

Travel Weekly – Read Full Review

Washington D.C. Event Coverage – View Photo Gallery

President Calderon’s speech at Premiere – Watch Video

Opening Ceremony – Watch Video

Radio Formula (Spanish) –

Azteca Noticias (Spanish) – September 24, 2012

Generaccion (Spanish) – September 27, 2012

President’s message at the Premier (Spanish)

El Universal (Spanish) – September 24, 2012

Sexenio EdoMex (Spanish) – September 24, 2012