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 September 2, 2014
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D(22 minutes)(22 minutes) Buy Tickets
Now showing May 24, 2014-October 31, 2014
It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. Flight of the Butterflies 3D takes audiences on a journey through one of the most incredible migrations on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of monarch butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The film immerses audiences in the astounding migration experience as two generations of the butterflies migrate north and then a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico – to a place it has never been!
Pandas: The Journey Home 3D(45 minutes)(45 minutes) Buy Tickets
Now showing May 24, 2014-November 20, 2014
National Geographic Entertainment is proud to bring Pandas: The Journey Home to the world! Audiences will fall in love with this iconic, delightful creature and better understand the desperate plight of pandas in the wild. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Conservation Centre, to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the pandas’ future in the wild. Made at a critical time in the history of the species, the film shows how, after finally achieving success at captive breeding, the Chinese scientists involved with this effort must now face the ultimate challenge of successfully re-introducing pandas into their natural habitat. Meet all of the pandas at the Centre as they get ready for their new lives in various parts of the world; learn about their fascinating habits as you chuckle at their hijinks. Turns out pandas are as much fun as they are cute, and they love getting the best of their keepers!
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (coming soon)(40 minutes)
Coming March 6 – September 7, 2015
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.Watch Trailer
Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland (coming soon)(20 minutes)
Coming Soon: September 4, 2014 – May 21, 2015
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. Narrated by Jeff Corwin, this is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D.
Robots 3D (coming soon)(40 minutes)
Coming November 21, 2014 – March 22, 2015
What does it take to make a “humanoid” robot – a robot who can do anything we can do but without the benefit of a human brain? This is the challenge for scientists now as they create robots who are becoming eerily like the people who are making them. Fascinating and fun, Robots 3D shows the latest developments – the success and the failures - from robotic labs around the world and proves it’s not easy being (or creating a) humanoid!
Tornado Alley 3D (coming soon)(20 minutes)
Coming: January 9 - May 21, 2015
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena! This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena.
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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. Through this exciting partnership, members will have access to exclusive National Geographic benefits like additional discounts, and unique travel and event opportunities.