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.
Journey to Space 3D(0 minutes)(40 minutes)
January 4, 2016 - May 26, 2016
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(0 minutes)(20 minutes)
January 4, 2016 - May 26, 2016
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(0 minutes)(20 minutes)
January 15, 2016 - September 5, 2016
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 is forced to grow up fast when he finds himself alone for the first time. Only by using his ingenious superpowers can our hero not only stay alive, but also become a master of his universe.Watch Trailer
National Parks Adventure(40 minutes)
Opens May 27, 2016
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.Watch Trailer
Flying Monsters(20 minutes)
Opens May 27, 2016
Just as dinosaurs began their domination of Earth, pterosaurs ruled the prehistoric skies. Some with wingspans as long as a modern jet plane, these flying reptiles were as spectacular in appearance as they were amazing in flight. Join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of how humans first discovered these creatures and how they were able to get off the ground and soar...until their sudden disappearance from Earth.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.