Dive into turquoise blue waters with a giant manta ray, soar with the albatross, and meet one of the world’s biggest crabs. The histories of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls in the wake of the WWII Pacific Theater are the lens for a wealth of scientific and human stories in Hidden Pacific 3D.
Hidden Pacific invites viewers to visit remote islands where monster crabs prowl the land, radiant reefs swarm with sharks, and emerald jungles hide secret lagoons. Viewers will explore the rarely seen, breathtaking beauty of various islands and marine monuments while discovering the critical role they play in the ecosystem. Follow scientists, conservationists, and volunteers working to study and protect the islands in the face of environmental threats like climate change, overfishing, and plastics pollution.
The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and conservationist Ian Shive, and produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated organizations, which provided the filmmakers with unprecedented access to the bio-secure zones of the marine monuments.
Hidden Pacific 3D is included with paid general admission, and is free for members.
If you’re a teacher booking a field trip to The Nat to see this film, download the Hidden Pacific educator guide here.