CLEVELAND (October 19, 2022) – Get ready for a coming-of-age story from a different perspective when “Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker” opens in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater at Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, October 22.
Actor Sam Neill narrates this heartwarming journey of an Australian sea lion pup named Otto, and the man who has dedicated his life to trying to save her species, Marine Park Ranger Dirk Holman.
“Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker” takes audiences on an epic quest filled with hope, humor and wonder, through the uninhabited wilderness of the Great Australian Bight, to the lush kelp forests off the California coast. Curious, intelligent and playful, the Australian sea lion is one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet, and this family of whiskers needs our help.
“Mr. Neill was a natural fit to join the Whiskers team, and the perfect way to give a voice to an animal that now more than ever, desperately needs to be heard,” said the film’s co-director Amelia McCarten. “We feel so fortunate to have Sam narrate Otto’s story. Apart from being an Australian film icon, he is someone that is already such a champion for our natural world.”
Journey through the vast ocean that connects us all and encounter giant humpback whales, cunning cuttlefish and great white sharks, and find out what it takes to save a species.
“Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker” is a Definition Films production released by K2 Studios. For more information about the movie, visit For showtimes in the DOME Theater and ticket information, visit
And don’t miss the Science Center’s new pair of hands-on special exhibitions, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” and “Run! Jump Fly! Adventures in Action,” powered by PNC Bank, also opening Saturday, October 22!
(Editor’s note: Fall hours at the Science Center are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Science Center will be closed Mondays and for all regular season Browns home day games.)
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, a top three finisher in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Science Museum, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.