The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience is the Museum’s cutting-edge 297-seat theater featuring brilliant 4K digital projection, immersive surround sound and incredible RealD 3D capabilities that come together to create an unmatched theater experience in both 2D and 3D formats. Through the wonders of stunning digital technology, audiences are transported to the depths of the rainforest, times long before humankind existed and wild lands a world away.
Asteroid: Mission Extreme 3D(25 minutes)
Asteroid: Mission Extreme 3D(0 minutes) (25 minutes)
Asteroid: Mission Extreme 3D will take you on a journey 65 million years in the making. Through stunning visuals and state-of-the-art computer graphics, you’ll discover the dangers and opportunities that lie in using asteroids as stepping stones in humanity’s voyage across the solar system. The challenges are enormous, but the idea could ultimately lead us to learn how to protect our planet and successfully inhabit other worlds.
Flying Monsters 3D(20 minutes)
May 27 – October 14, 2016
Just as dinosaurs began their domination of Earth, pterosaurs ruled the prehistoric skies. Some with wingspans as long as a modern jet plane, these flying reptiles were as spectacular in appearance as they were amazing in flight. Join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of how humans first discovered these creatures and how they were able to get off the ground and soar...until their sudden disappearance from Earth.
National Parks Adventure 3D(40 minutes)
National Parks Adventure 3D(0 minutes) (40 minutes)
May 27 – October 5, 2016
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
Extreme Weather 3D(40 minutes)
From famed storm chaser and award-winning filmmaker Sean Casey, this dramatic and exciting film will take you where few have gone before — to the edge of 300-foot-tall glaciers, the front lines of massive wildfires and directly into the paths of deadly yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow the men and women on the forefront of climate research and the everyday heroes who put their lives on the line to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.
Wild Africa 3D(20 minutes)
Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the sorcerer itself — water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys. Your students will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures. Discover the fascinating secrets of this enchanted kingdom. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Earthflight 3D(20 minutes)
Take an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras fly wingtip to wingtip with some of the world’s most charismatic birds. On their fantastic journeys, the birds visit some of the most spectacular animal events and locations on earth. It is a totally immersive experience — at times the flocks seem to fly out of the screen. It is a whole new way of exploring the natural world, as birds time their seasonal journeys to coincide with some of the most intriguing events in nature. They soon become immersed in great animal migrations, strange animal happenings, and awe-inspiring landscapes. In this thrilling experience, the 3D cameras plunge the audience into the heart of these natural events — all through the eyes of birds.
Electropolis 3D(20 minutes)
What would happen if the energy grid we have all come to rely upon were to stop working? This enthralling film takes a fascinating look at our all-important electrical grid and explores how companies are working to ensure that blackouts don’t disrupt our lives.
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The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience is ADA accessible and is designed to make each one of the 297 seats the best in the house. The gently reclining theater seats are equipped with cup holders, and food and drink are welcome in the theater. Stop by the Café adjacent to the theater before your film!
Theater tickets are available online in advance, or can be purchased during your Museum visit at kiosks outside the theater, or at the lobby box office.
A National Geographic Experience Beyond the Theater
National Geographic has partnered with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to offer exclusive film-related events and premieres as well as access to the stunning National Geographic film collection. But the benefits extend beyond the theater; Museum guests can expect to see NG Live! guest speakers, National Geographic workshops and extended programming throughout the Museum.
Museum members matter!
Members always receive special discounts and vouchers for The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience.