The Tennessee Aquariuminvites you to get wild beginning this weekend at the IMAX 3-D Theater.

“Wild Africa 3D” opens on Chattanooga’s largest screen Friday, offering “astonishing vistas and incredible wildlife from the wildest continent on earth.”

According to an aquarium release, “Wild Africa 3D” takes viewers on a “virtual safari across, over and through some of the wildest places remaining on the planet.” Audiences will enjoy all Africa has to offer, from the “highest snow-covered mountains in Kenya, along great rivers, into steamy rainforests and wide-open savannahs.”


Friday and Saturday screenings will be every two hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, screenings will take place every two hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Click here for tickets.

“Life flourishes everywhere fresh water exists on our planet,” said Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. “We live in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet because of the geology and climate of the watersheds across the Southeast. This film affords us an opportunity to view how fresh water, moving from the mountains to the sea, has also shaped the ecological communities on another continent.”