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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 297-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.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

September 7, 2018 - May 23, 2019

Approximately 20 minutes

Go on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go farther into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures. Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actor Kate Winslet.

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Waking the T. rex 3D

September 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Approximately 20 minutes

Travel into the field, inside science labs, and back 67 million years to the Cretaceous Period to reveal the T. rex named Sue like we’ve never known her before — from nest to death — in roaring, bone-crunching, in-your-face 3D. We witness her life-and-death struggles as she lives up to her reputation as one of the great dinosaur predators of all time, facing off with Triceratops and other threatening creatures. This is a high-drama science adventure you won’t soon forget.

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America's Musical Journey 3D

September 7, 2018 - May 23, 2019

Approximately 40 minutes

Chart-topping artist Aloe Blacc invites audiences to join him on a joyful, tune-filled, giant-screen tour of the nation’s most iconic music cities, diving into the special places and unique cultural diversity that gave birth to America’s celebrated musical heritage. Narrated by legendary Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman, America’s Musical Journey 3D reflects the nation at every turn, telling stories of survival or celebration, of love or heartache, of protest or coming together.

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Coming Soon

Extreme Weather 3D

January 7 - May 23, 2019

Approximately 20 minutes

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it’s intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather 3D takes you closer than you’ve ever been to collapsing glaciers, out-of-control wildfires, and tornado-whipped debris while discovering the surprising connections among these powerful forces. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover ways to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

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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.

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