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.
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.
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. You'll 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.
Dream Big 3D(40 minutes)
From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D(20 minutes)
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 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.