Special Shows for School Groups

Below is a listing of special stage shows and movies for school groups.

These activities can be booked in advance here.

Please Note: School Groups can also book any of these scheduled movies.

Global Soundscapes

Embark on a mission to investigate the dramatic soundscapes of Costa Rica’s rainforests, Hawaii’s coral reefs, and Mongolia’s vast grasslands. Learn how animals use sounds to survive and communicate in lush, but threatened environments. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Showing: Now Showing
Runtime: 40 minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Forces and Motion

A unique program format to engage your students in physics and introduce them to Newton’s Laws. Combines live demonstrations with video and other imagery projected on the theater’s 30′ x 40′ screen.

Showing: School Groups Only
Runtime: 45 Minutes
Recommended Age: Grades 5–8

3D Sun

Stand above the Arctic Circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Ride a solar blast from the Sun’s surface to Earth’s Magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system – equal to a billion megaton nuclear bombs.

Showing: School Groups & Special Events Only

Wild Ocean (3D)

Wild Ocean is an award-winning, action-packed adventure exploring the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind.

Showing: Now Playing
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Tornado Alley

It’s a heart-pounding science adventure! Witness the birth of a tornado and feel the relentless strength of nature’s elemental forces. Experience the adrenaline—and the science—of nature’s most dramatic phenomena as you discover the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme weather phenomena.

Showing: School Groups Only
Runtime: 45 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Grades

Galapagos (3D)

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature.

Showing: Now Playing
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Journey to Space (3D)

Journey to Space taps into the same human fervor and fascination that makes science fiction so popular, our unquenchable drive to explore and discover what lies beyond. This film, though, is not fiction. Mars is the next step in what will be an unending human odyssey to explore the cosmos. Journey to Space is about the next chapter, a vision certain to inspire today’s young explorers and dreamers. It is time to take the next great leap into space. It is time for our species, in the words of Carl Sagan, to “set sail across the cosmic ocean.” Next stop… Mars!

Showing: Now Playing
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Mysteries of the Unseen World

Mysteries of the Unseen World transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

Showing: School Groups Only
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Hidden Universe 3D

An extraordinary journey deep into space, the documentary adventure Hidden Universe brings to life the farthest reaches of our universe with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes-seen on-screen and in 3D for the first time.

Showing: School Groups Only
Runtime: 45 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

The Last Reef (3D)

Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined…

Showing: Now Playing
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Great White Shark (3D)

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, JAWS. Great White Shark concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by Wild Ocean and The Last Reef, and brings nature’s greatest predator to Giant Screen 3D as never before.

Showing: Now Playing
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Extreme Weather (3D)

Let famed storm chaser and award-winning giant screen filmmaker Sean Casey take you on a dramatic journey to places where few have gone before! Destinations include the edge of a 300-foot-tall calving glacier in Alaska, the front lines of massive wildfires in the Western United States, and directly in the path of deadly (yet mesmerizing) tornadoes in the plains.

Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages

Dream Big (3D)

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World reveals the hidden world behind some of the most exciting inventions and structures from across the globe. Dream Big uses human stories to show the heart and the drive engineers have to make the world a better place. Dream Big celebrates inspiring stories of human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows the heart that drives engineers to create a safer, more sustainable future for us all.

Runtime: 40 Minutes
Recommended Age: All Ages
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