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Presented by The Marine Mammal Center and The Tech Interactive

Join us for an exclusive screening of the IMAX movie "Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker" 

Includes wine reception and Q&A with experts from The Marine Mammal Center

Thursday, September 29  |  4:30pm and 7pm
The Tech Interactive in San Jose, CA


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You’re invited to join us on Thursday, September 29, for an exclusive screening of the IMAX movie “Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker,” brought to you by The Marine Mammal Center and The Tech Interactive

Attend a screening at 4:30pm or 7pm and be sure to stay afterward. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A where you can get the inside scoop from experts at The Marine Mammal Center. 

You’re also invited to attend a special wine reception between screenings at 5:45-6:45pm where you’ll mingle with experts and your fellow ocean lovers.

Meet The Marine Mammal Center's experts:

The screening and reception will be held at The Tech Interactive, located in the heart of downtown San Jose at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street, near Interstate 280 and Highway 87. Learn more about parking and public transit options.

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"Life By a Whisker" is a large format film, produced for IMAX and other giant screen theaters, that documents the story of Australian sea lions and Dirk Holman – a marine scientist who monitors the native sea lion population along Australia’s southern coast. 

The film takes viewers on a deep dive into the life of one Australian sea lion in particular, Otto, and details the trials and tribulations of a sea lion living in increasingly harsh conditions due to climate change.

The award-winning film, which has already been licensed in over 20 locations throughout the world, highlights the mission of The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest marine mammal hospital, as a model for global ocean conservation. 

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The wine reception from 5:45-6:45pm is included with all tickets.


4:30pm showing   7pm showing

Life By a Whisker Education Guides

The Marine Mammal Center’s award-winning education experts collaborated with Definition Films to create teacher guides to accompany the film. These in-depth teacher guides for upper elementary and middle school students were produced with the intention of being powerful, interactive tools for teachers worldwide to advance STEM curriculum and marine science education. Each guide comes with a digital version and a print version.

Thank you to our host committee: