Your ticket to travel millions of years or thousands of miles

The Hoglund Foundation Theater

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. The Museum’s cutting-edge 298-seat theater features 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.

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Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation

September 6, 2019 - March 6, 2020
Approximately 20 minutes

Earth is a planet born of fire – it is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped forge the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have been shaped by volcanic energy. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation and the story of us.

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Hidden Pacific 3D

January 6, 2020-May 21, 2020
Approximately 20 minutes

Profiling the Pacific Ocean’s protected and remote national wildlife refuge islands and marine national monument, the breathtaking footage of faraway islands will leave viewers with a deep-felt appreciation for these extraordinary places and the beauty of nature left untouched by civilization. The storied histories of these atolls — from the WWII Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives — provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human-interest stories. The places featured won’t be protected until the public sees the beauty, understands the significance, and gets motivated by this remarkable story.

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Tornado Alley 3D

January 6, 2020-May 21, 2020

Approximately 40 minutes


Traversing the “severe weather capital of the world,” Tornado Alley 3D is a heart-pounding science adventure documenting two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth’s most awe- inspiring events — the birth of a tornado. This film showcases the teamwork that makes scientific discovery and advancement possible through a journey that reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme — and least understood — weather phenomena.

 

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Upcoming Films

Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

March 7, 2020 - September 20, 2020

Approximately 20 minutes

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals — where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation – and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change.