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.

Don’t miss this unique experience as part of your visit to the Perot Museum!

Films Starting July 4, 2015

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D
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Why would James Cameron, world-renowned, award-winning filmmaker, put his very life on the line to dive alone to the deepest place on Earth? What kind of passion and drive and spirit would impel him to risk everything he has achieved to descend to the Ocean’s darkest and most unknown depths? Cameron is also a passionate ocean explorer, driven by a lifelong dream to be the first man to dive solo to the bottom of the forbidding and mysterious Mariana Trench. As deep as Mount Everest with a lesser Alp stacked on top, the Trench is the ultimate last frontier on Earth.

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE follows the dramatic story — all in eye-popping 3D —of Cameron’s personal odyssey as he undertakes an expedition of such historic proportion and personal danger that it has been compared to walking on the moon. 

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Living in the Age of Airplanes
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Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic) Living in the Age of Airplanes presents a story that renews our appreciation for the amazing invention of the airplane as it stunningly conveys the wonder and grandeur of flying. The films explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives, with a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, and spectacular music making it enjoyable for all! Beautifully filmed in 18 countries, across all 7 continents, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world.

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MEERKATS 3D
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Meerkats 3D takes audiences on a journey into the world of a family of meerkats — headed by fierce matriarch Klinky — as they cope with the challenges of life in the Kalahari Desert. Klinky and the rest of her family, including regular babysitters Miss Bean and Harry, must survive turf wars from rival clans and attacks from vicious predators big and small, all the while keeping one eye on the precious pups. Cute, cuddly, and full of mischief, meerkats are also tough, tenacious, and not to be messed with if their pups are threatened. Their adorable looks belie strength of purpose and innate intelligence that will amaze and beguile audiences of all ages!

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Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
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Our main characters are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disaster as they fight for survival.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an immersive 3D experience – the characters are animated throughout against real backgrounds. It’s the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be seen on the giant screen. The animals’ bodies and movements have been precisely built up from fossil evidence and their behaviour is derived from both palaeontology and detailed knowledge of the behaviour of modern animals.

This film contains some scenes with predator and prey themes. 

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The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience

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.

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Members always receive special discounts and vouchers for The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience.

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