Space Museum launches new Omnimax show "Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean" (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Space Museum's new Omnimax show, "Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean", will open tomorrow (September 1). The show takes visitors on an underwater journey through a variety of fascinating and vibrant marine environments around the world.

     In the show, Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, invites the audience to see his secret world under the ocean. Guided by Cousteau, viewers will experience exotic marine environments such as the Bahamas, Bimini and Fiji, and encounter many amazing marine animals, such as Christmas tree worms that form colourful “gardens” on coral reefs, giant basket stars that look like tangled weeds but are alive, and giant clams that can weight up to 180 kilograms.
     "Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean" was filmed over a three-year period around the globe using specially developed equipment to enable underwater filming with ultra-HD 5K resolution in slow motion, including macro and motion control. The show also captures extraordinary footage of over 30 species and reveals the intriguing behaviour of these marine creatures, allowing audiences to effectively immerse themselves in this mysterious and magnificent oceanic world.
     The 40-minute show will be screened until February 28 next year at the museum's Stanley Ho Space Theatre. It will be screened daily at 1.30pm, 5 pm, and 8.30pm. Tickets priced at $24 (front stalls) and $32 (stalls) are available at the Hong Kong Space Museum Box Office and URBTIX ( The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
     In addition, to allow more audiences to admire the grand images of the northern lights, the Hong Kong Space Museum will extend the screening period of the popular sky show "KAGAYA's Aurora" to January 31 next year. Members of the public are encouraged to take the opportunity to view the show during the remaining screening period.
     The Space Museum is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For further information, please call 2721 0226 or visit the website at

Ends/Thursday, August 31, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00