Interior of Gran Teatro de La Habana in Havana, home to the Cuban National Ballet.
Patricia Torres practices ballet at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana.
Cars in front of El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building, in Havana.
Parade float in the Carnaval of Santiago de Cuba. Santiago is the second largest city on the island.
Cuba has many lush, uninhabited terrains all over the island. Nearly a quarter of the island is protected from development.
Jardines de la Reina is home to a marine reserve which is one of Cuba's largest protected national parks.
CUBA tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island's history and spirit. CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.
In this film, you will:
Meet Eusebio Leal, the City Historian of Havana. His innovative approach to renovation and preservation of the historical UNESCO world heritage site of Old Havana has made him a legendary figure in the world of architectural preservation.
Dance with Patricia Torres, a talented young woman from a small town on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. She attends the prestigious National Ballet School of Cuba and dreams of one day becoming a professional ballerina in the world-renowned Cuban Ballet Company.
Dive with marine biologists Fernando Bretos and Dr. Daria Siciliano, as they share the secrets of Cuba's incredible coral reefs.
Enjoy the music of Cuba and the gorgeous visuals of lush landscapes and vibrant cities.
Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation. Filmed exclusively for the giant screen format, CUBA reveals why this country continues to stir the imagination of the world. CUBA is produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium, of which the Fleet Science Center is a member.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. The country also includes more than 4,000 much smaller islands and cays.
If you turned all of the islands of the Caribbean into one island, Cuba would still be larger.
The shape of Cuba from an aerial view looks like a crocodile, which is how it earned its nickname El Cocodrilo (Spanish for crocodile).
Cuba is also known as the Key to the Gulf, with its Gulf of Mexico coastline spanning almost 200 miles long. The key in Cuba’s coat of arms symbolizes its status.
Cuba is the only country with two species of crocodile, the American crocodile and the Cuban crocodile.
Cuba is only 90 miles away from the United States, closest to the southern the tip of Florida.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included 10 locations in Cuba on its list of official World Heritage sites as places of importance to cultural or natural heritage.
Over 50% of Cuba’s plants are endemic to Cuba, meaning they only exist in Cuba.
Field Trips, Private Screenings, Group Discounts
CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean is available for public screenings, school field trip shows, group reservations and private screenings. For school or group reservations, please contact the Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 or ClientServices@rhfleet.org.
Teachers! The Educator Guide for this film is available for download here.
If you would like to arrange a private screening of the film, please contact the Special Events Department at (619) 685-5729 or SpecialEvents@rhfleet.org.
Tickets for public screenings are on sale at the Fleet Science Center ticket counter and at www.fleetscience.org.
Discounted tickets are available to the military and their family members at local military ticket offices. Military can show ID at the Fleet Science Center ticket counter for 10% off ticket sales.
The Fleet is pleased to offer the Rear Window closed-captioning system. When you purchase your ticket, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and it is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.
Escucha el audio en español mientras ves la función en inglés. Solicita los audífonos de cortesía en la taquilla.
Assistive listening devices increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. Ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter.