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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.

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 20 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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Upcoming Films

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, 2019-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, 2019-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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Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

March 7, 2019 - September 4, 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.

 

 

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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