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National Geographic Series - SECRETS OF THE WHALES

  • 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: National Geographic Live
  • Dates: May 3, 2022
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Admission will be announced soon! Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
  • Overview

    Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting the world’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate groundbreaking new insights into their lives and culture. Skerry spent more than two years in 24 locations around the world capturing remarkable images and video for a landmark National Geographic book, magazine story, and television series, Secrets of the Whales.

    Hear his behind-the-scenes stories straight from the field and get an inside look at the groundbreaking science of whale culture—and its startlingly human parallels—across four different species. Discover the hunting techniques and international cuisines of orca pods and the multi-generational childcare systems and female-led families of sperm whales. Explore the culture of singing competitions among humpback whales and meet charming beluga whales in Canada that journey each summer to their “vacation resort.” Through Skerry’s mesmerizing work, uncover what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.