Our exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and exploration, our ScienceLive! programs are designed to bring the exhibits to life. Whether it’s a show in the Darden Adventure Theater or a one-to-one interaction with a volunteer at the Crosby Observatory, our live programs create the kind of impact that can last a lifetime.
Science Live! program schedules are subject to change based on staff availability. Please call 407.514.2000 before you visit to confirm times and schedule.
Starring world surfing champion and Florida native, Kelly Slater, this film has everything you could want from a giant screen film. Set on the picture-perfect beaches of Tahiti, the film follows Slater as he seeks out the perfect wave-riding experience. Kelly, alongside famed Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer, settles on the surf site, Teahupo’o for his quest.
The film looks at surfing from through two perspectives – Kelly, who sees surfing as a competitive sport and Raimana, who views it as an ancient Polynesian art form. Using an expert combination of live action and animation, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves, the sources of a wave’s energy; as well as the atmospheric conditions that shape a wave’s long journey across thousands of miles of open Pacific. No ocean film is complete without a look at a region’s sea life and The Ultimate Wave Tahiti doesn’t disappoint, showcasing turtles, fish and sharks.