About Flight of the Butterflies
The iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico.
For the first time ever, look inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their secret hideaway, with the help of citizen scientists across North America. Supported by the National Science Foundation and a high quality educational outreach program, the film interweaves spellbinding natural history with an uplifting human story.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography and an award-winning production team, including Oscar® winner Peter Parks, the film has received consistent rave reviews in independent audience tests across all age groups. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies.
Flight of the Butterflies en Español!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cincinnati Museum Center and an amazing journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in our featured OMNIMAX® film, Flight of the Butterflies. From May 5 through June 30, guests can hear Spanish narration as an alternate audio track by asking to borrow a special transmitter and headset.
Click here to learn how you can help restore monarch butterfly populations!