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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Saving Atlantis, The State of Coral Reefs by Adrienne Correa

Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019 – Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019

06:30 PM
US/Central

Take a global journey that celebrates the majesty and mystery of coral habitats and sheds light on the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them.

Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the Earth's surface, but they're home to 25 percent of all marine species, and they're being lost at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are some of the human-influenced culprits in the dramatic decline of these magnificent natural structures. Coral reefs serve as a linchpin in the global food web. Their decline leads our entire planet in a perilous direction. But research from scientists around the world hints at bright spots where real strides can be made in preservation and protection of these habitats.

Filmed in Australia, the South Pacific, Hawaii, the Caribbean and the Red Sea, "Saving Atlantis" explores the science behind corals with the top researchers who are fighting to uncover the causes of coral decline and find solutions before it's too late.

Join coral researcher Dr. Adrienne Correa of Rice Biosciences for a one-night-only viewing of "Saving Atlantis." This film was developed by Oregon State University. This program is in conjunction to the Museum’s celebration of World Oceans Day.

Early Bird to 5/30 - Members $10, Tickets $16

Regular price starting on 5/31 - Members $14, Tickets $20

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $16 (ages 3–11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $16
    • Seniors (62+): $16
    • Military (with ID): $10
    • Groups (10+): $10
    • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $4
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders—all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 for museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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