Todd Cravens / Unsplash / All rights reserved

Omnifest at home

Humpback Whales

Supported by  

Humpback Whales is now available to rent or purchase through Vimeo On Demand.

Humpback Whales is a journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Join scientists as they uncover the secrets of some of the world’s largest mammals on their 10,000-mile annual migration.

You can find more learning-at-home resources, related fun activities, and the film’s educator guide (all free for download as PDF files).

If you need any further convincing, here’s Ellen O’Connor’s review (Ellen is the museum’s Program Manager for the William L. McKnight Omnitheater, so if anyone’s an expert on giant-screen films, it’s her!):

“A beautiful film that gets better each time I watch it. Humpback Whales tells the story of this amazing creature being hunted to the edge of extinction 50 years ago and what we are doing to save the species. Humpback Whales shows us the intelligence and life of the whale, the playfulness, how it hunts, and how far these creatures migrate annually. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.”