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.

Dream Big 3D

(40 minutes)

From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Dream Big Supported by:

The Hockaday School

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Hurricane 3D

(20 minutes)

A force so powerful, ancient civilizations revered it as a deity, Hurricane 3D is the journey of a storm named Lucy as it transforms from bubbling clouds to a raging monster covering 500 miles. The view of this storm is from space, through the eyes of animals, from the emergency agencies meant to warn and help, and ultimately from the ground – as it explodes and unleashes its fury. 

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Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

(20 minutes)
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D
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Our main characters are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disaster as they fight for survival.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an immersive 3D experience – the characters are animated throughout against real backgrounds. It’s the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be seen on the giant screen. The animals’ bodies and movements have been precisely built up from fossil evidence and their behaviour is derived from both palaeontology and detailed knowledge of the behaviour of modern animals.

This film contains some scenes with predator and prey themes. 

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Coming Soon

Journey to Space 3D

(20 minutes)

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.

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Living in the Age of Airplanes

(47 minutes)
Living in the Age of Airplanes
(47 minutes)

Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic) Living in the Age of Airplanes presents a story that renews our appreciation for the amazing invention of the airplane as it stunningly conveys the wonder and grandeur of flying. The films explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives, with a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, and spectacular music making it enjoyable for all! Beautifully filmed in 18 countries, across all 7 continents, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world.

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Flying Monsters 3D

(20 minutes)

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.

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Films presented locally by:

The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience

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 discounts to see films! Learn more about membership!