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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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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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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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Films Opening May 24

Superpower Dogs 3D

May 24 - August 30, 2019

Approximately 40 minutes

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again.

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Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

May 24 - August 30, 2019

Approximately 20 minutes

Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience of the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon, made exclusively for science centers and museums. With never-before-seen 70mm footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings, director Todd Douglas Miller reconstructs the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission — one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. Join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as the team at Mission Control and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

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Wild Africa 3D

May 24 - August 30, 2019

Approximately 40 minutes

Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the sorcerer itself – water. Water crafts Wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… traveling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures. On the journey through the magical realms of Africa, we’ll discover the fascinating secrets of this enchanted kingdom. How spectacular volcanic lakes help turn thousands of flamingos pink, why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

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The Hoglund Foundation Theater 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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