“Rio: The 4D Experience” Now Playing at The Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk, CT – A new 4D experience is bringing the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro to Norwalk. Audiences can join Blu and Jewel, the last blue macaws on Earth, on a thrilling animated journey in “Rio: The 4D Experience” now playing at The Maritime Aquarium.  

In this 12-minute adaptation of the film, the unexpected duo is captured by bird smugglers and must work together despite Blu’s inability to fly. As they try to escape the claws of an evil cockatoo they must dodge beach balls, umbrellas, carnival floats, and beach-goers – finding courage, friendship and love along the way! 

Watch the Trailer 

“Rio: The 4D Experience” will play in the Aquarium’s 4D Theater along with BBC Earth’s “OCTOPUS: Blue Planet II 4D Experience,” which explores dynamic oceanic landscapes and one of the most captivating creatures that dwells there.   

Tickets are $7 or $6 for Aquarium members. They can be purchased with or without Aquarium admission.  

The Maritime Aquarium’s 4D Theater opened in January 2021 and operates in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, the expert in integrating the highest-quality 3D high-definition projection with in-seat and in-theater effects to create fully immersive experiences.   

For more info, visit www.maritimeaquarium.org.   

About SimEx-Iwerks  

SimEx-Iwerks is the leading innovator of immersive 3D and 4D Attractions and the exclusive distributor of the industry’s best selling film titles. The company supports over 150 family-friendly attractions in more than 30 countries. Our attractions entertain and educate over 100 million people every year— bringing a whole new dimension to the guest experience. 

THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. The aquarium is home to over 7,000 animals of hundreds of species including seals, sharks, rays, jellies, turtles and meerkats. Additionally, it offers sensory-enhanced 4D movies, in-person and virtual education programs for schools and families, and public cruises aboard its hybrid-electric research vessel. The Maritime Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and receives support from the State of Connecticut DECD’s Offices of Culture and Tourism. For more information, visit www.maritimeaquarium.org.   

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