The Fleet presents “Island of Lemurs”

Ring-tailed lemurs spend more time on the ground than any other lemur, as seen in the IMAX® film “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”. (courtesy of the Fleet Science Center)

The Fleet presents “Island of Lemurs”

Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater in Balboa Park on Friday, Aug. 4. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures, and narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman.

Featured in the IMAX® film “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” indri lemurs are held sacred by local villagers in Madagascar. (courtesy of the Fleet Science Center)

The film highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Among the lemurs audiences will meet are the extremely rare greater bamboo lemur; the smallest primate in the world, the mouse lemur; the well-known ring-tailed lemur; and the delightful dancing sifaka lemur.

“We hope ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’ will show people all over the world how special lemurs are, and how worthy they are of our admiration and protection,” said film writer and producer, Drew Fellman.

“We’re very excited to show ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’ here on the Giant Dome screen,” said Steve Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center. “Lemurs are amazing animals, and the themes of conservation and evolutionary biology are relevant to science learning today.”

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” opens at the Fleet Science Center on Aug. 4, with multiple shows daily. The documentary is rated G. For more information on “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” including show times, visit:

Tickets for public screenings are on sale now at the Fleet ticket counter and at

Pictured are Ring-tailed lemurs in the Anja Reserve of Madagascar. (courtesy of the Fleet Science Center)
Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs spend almost half of their day foraging for food. (courtesy of the Fleet Science Center)
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