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 November 26, 2015
JERUSALEM 3D(0 minutes)(40 minutes) Buy Tickets
September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016
JERUSALEM gives a tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery. To discover the truth behind the mysteries, the film takes us on a journey following three young Jerusalemites and their families, as well as noted archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness. Through their eyes we learn what it means to call Jerusalem home, and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of the city. This awe-inspiring film provides a completely unique perspective of a part of the world that captivates the imagination of billions of people.
December 3, 7pm | Part of First Thursday Late Night
Director Daniel Ferguson will visit the Museum to talk directing the epic JERUSALEM 3D, working with Benedict Cumberbatch, capturing history and more.
This is a special ticketed event. Reserve your tickets now!Watch Trailer
Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D(20 minutes)(20 minutes) Buy Tickets
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.Watch Trailer
Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D(0 minutes)(20 minutes) Buy Tickets
September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey in, Wildest Weather In The Solar System, to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI, and cutting-edge science, the film is sure to be an extraordinary experience for all.Watch Trailer
Wonders of the Arctic 3D(0 minutes)(20 minutes) Buy Tickets
September 11, 2015 - January 14, 2016
The Arctic has always been a place of mystery, myth and fascination. Wonders of the Arctic 3D centers on the ongoing mission to explore the Arctic and the compelling stories of the many ventures into this captivating place. The film continues to explore the state of the Arctic today by visiting the polar bear capital of the world, interacting with ice scientists, and joining a beluga biologist expedition. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.Watch Trailer
Journey to Space 3D(40 minutes)
OPENING JANUARY 4!
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Journey to Space 3D will both inspire a new generation of young people to dream of new horizons in space, and engender a new appreciation for the accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program among an older generation who came to take it for granted. Through extensive interviews, brilliant narration, and stunning 3D, discover the foundation behind the next giant leaps being taken into space.Watch Trailer
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 3D(20 minutes)
OPENING JANUARY 4!
When strange bones are discovered in a muddy Kansas river bank, paleontologists set out to investigate a mystery buried in time. Through ultra-realistic 3D computer animation we travel back to the Late Cretaceous, when the sea was dominated by giant marine reptiles, some as large as present-day whales. SEA MONSTERS: A Prehistoric Adventure follows a female Dolichorhynchops and her offspring through adventures that illustrate life in the sea during the Age of Dinosaurs. Live-action recreations of actual paleontological digs are intercut throughout, revealing the scientific basis for each animated episode.Watch Trailer
Tiny Giants 3D(20 minutes)
OPENING JANUARY 15!
In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest animals. Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can our heroes not only stay alive, but also become masters of their universe.Watch Trailer
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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.