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 April 19, 2015

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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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Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland
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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.

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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 (AvatarTitanic) 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.

Meet the Director 

On April 25, Brian Terwilliger, director and producer of Living in the Age of Airplanes, will visit the Museum to celebrate Earth Week. He will introduce two very special screenings and speak about traveling to 95 shooting locations for the film as well as capturing the beauty of our Earth for the big screen. There will be a special member only screening at 9am and a public screening at 10:30am. 



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Tornado Alley 3D
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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

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.

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