In 1913 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail with 27 men to attempt to cross the frozen continent of Antarctica on foot. His vessel became trapped in sea ice. After nearly a year locked in the ice, the ship was crushed, forcing the crew into a desperate battle to survive and find their way back to civilization.
Join explorer Tim Jarvis on this incredible experience, reliving Shackleton’s harrowing journey while crossing the perilous landscapes of the great Antarctica and South Georgia.
Elephants 3D is an epic journey across Africa, Asia, and Australia, getting up close and personal with the largest land mammals on the planet. Elephants are symbols of strength, power, and wisdom, and they have captured our imaginations for centuries.
Sadly, most of the world’s elephants could disappear from much of the wild within a generation. Climate change, habitat loss, human conflict, hunting and poaching have devastated elephant populations, estimated to be down from 1.2 million in the 1970’s to around 500,000 today. But who are these species, how have they adapted to their unique ecosystems, and why must we protect them?
The film traverses the vast plains and rich rainforests of Africa that are home to the Savannah and Desert Elephants, to the grasslands of South East Asia and the Indian Elephants that live there, and finally, to Melbourne Zoo in Australia. It’s in Australia that we meet Luk Chai, the elephant who is helping to secure the genetic future of his species.
The Wonderful World of Elephants 3D is not just an insight into the elephants themselves but the incredible and diverse environments they inhabit and the people protecting them and the future of their species.
14.5 billion years ago, our universe and everything in it appeared out of nothing, zip, zero, zilch – everything, everywhere all in less than a second.
And if you think that’s incredible, wait till you find out what happened next!
The powers that gave birth to everything that has ever been are still at play today.
From the smallest creatures to the largest continents, from monstrous volcanoes to tranquil coral reefs, all are shaped by nature’s amazing forces.
And discovering how they’ve weaved these wondrous creations may well be the greatest story ever told.
Forces of Nature is a surprising and entertaining roller-coaster ride that spans the entire history of time and offers a spectacular sneak peak of what’s to come.
Discover the science behind what made the universe, your planet, and you possible.
Find out how ocean beds became mountains, how fish became cows, why the moon isn’t what you think it is, and how fungi may hold the key to life on Mars.
You may think you know that story of Earth, but do you know the truth?
Find out why we’re missing a billion years from the geological record.
Why Earth was once frozen solid – a giant snowball in space – not once, but twice.
Why one day it started raining and didn’t stop for a million years, and how a simple algae set fire to the entire planet.
This is exhilarating science storytelling on a scale never seen before!
A big story destined for the big screen!
Explore the world of the wombat, as we follow Rusty, a precocious young wombat, on the journey of a lifetime. More frequent brushfires, human activity, and other threats plague the wombat every year, but this little animal finds ways to survive out on the open road. See how these creatures survive at the edges of the world.
Animal Kingdom is a spectacular adventure where we meet the six fascinating families of the Animal Kingdom.
A fun and educational film that introduces junior and family audiences to the creatures that keep the planet ticking just as it should.
Take flight with the family of the birds who rule the skies. Get busy with the insects who work hard behind the scenes. Dive into oceans and coral reefs as we meet the family of the fish. Open your eyes to cold blooded world of the reptiles and amphibians. And get moving with the mammals as we meet the mightiest families in the Animal Kingdom.
In the magical world of visual effects, anything can happen. Making Magic is the story of how visual effects are created for film and computer games – and how they are affected by the laws of nature that govern the real world. Join Peter Stormare on a breathtaking fulldome journey and discover how effects are created – from equations to explosions. Making Magic is an 8K fulldome show in 3D based on the research behind digital visual effects. Produced within the WISDOME project by Norrköping, Sweden’s Visualization Center C.
SPACE: The New Frontier blasts into the new era of space travel and exploration opened up by mission-based companies like SpaceX. With exclusive access to launches that have made recent headlines, SPACE follows the thrills, risks and promise of humanity’s next big push beyond our planet as we experience the first launch of SpaceX’s “Crew Dragon,” its docking with the ISS and return to Earth.
Join us for a mesmerizing tale of ingenuity, determination, technological innovation, and setbacks and comebacks… And for a glimpse of the inspiring advances in space science that are paving the way for humanity’s next Golden Age of space travel.
All life on Earth is connected by a great mystery we are only just beginning to unravel. Hidden between the world of plants and animals, another world exists… The Secret World of Fungi.
We’ll begin in the mysterious world of the forest floor, where fungi are the central players in nature’s story of birth, death, and rebirth to discover that life as we know it simply would not exist without them.
Join acclaimed British biologist, Dr. Merlin Sheldrake, on a quest to find an incredibly precious blue mushroom, against the backdrop of Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest. Merlin will show us some the grandest and strangest organisms ever discovered, showcased through jaw-dropping time-lapse cinematography, in a landscape largely unchanged from the time of the dinosaurs.
Fungi have important lessons to teach humanity about survival through cooperation. Indeed, these incredible lifeforms may hold the key to solving some of humanity’s most urgent problems.
With millions more species to discover, our journey into the secret world of fungi has only just begun.
The Search for Life launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time—from the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos —- to explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. Narrated by Academy Award–nominated actor Harrison Ford, this thought-provoking Space Show will reveal countless worlds that may harbor life.
Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, features extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, visualizations of physics-based simulations. This dazzling space show launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.
Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts from the American Museum of Natural History with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad. The Space Show takes viewers 13 billion years into the past, when the first stars were born, so audiences can witness the brilliant supernova explosions that sent new kinds of atoms coursing through the universe, some of which eventually ended up in our own bodies and the air we breathe. A striking tour of the heavens introduces audiences to the life cycle of stars, from the birth of our Sun in a stellar cluster swaddled in its natal gas and dust clouds to a system with a brown dwarf circling a red star to white dwarfs that have reached the end of their stellar lives.
The award-winning space show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led to greater knowledge of the universe and our place in it.
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, highlights of Dark Universe include the Milky Way galaxy spangled with exploding supernovas, novel renderings of phenomena like dark matter, and spectacular scenes of spacecraft such as the Galileo probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere.
“A trip that makes Hollywood’s most vaunted special effects…look like a cartoon”
– The New York Times
“Will blow your mind”
– The Washington Post
“An exhilarating perspective of the universe as we know it, and, as we don’t know it”
– The International Science Times
Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.
Cosmic Collisions, narrated by award-winning actor, director, and producer Robert Redford, features stunning images from space and breathtaking visualizations. Cosmic Collisions reveals the explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth, and continue to transform our galaxy and universe.
Cosmic Collisions launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time—well beyond the calm face of the night sky—to explore the hypersonic impacts that drive the continuing evolution of the universe. Cosmic Collisions focuses on the full range of collisions, from catastrophic planetary impacts and the merging of massive galaxies to the continual explosions occurring in the center of the Sun and the incessant barrage of small ionized particles in the solar wind ricocheting off Earth’s magnetic field creating other-worldly conditions called “space weather.”
Our Earth is so beautiful. The small blue planet we call our home, in the midst of the cold and dark of the universe. From high up in space we see the fairytale glow of the polar lights, the immensity of hurricanes, but also man’s impact on the environment.
Fulldome show Mission Earth takes you on a journey high up into space. You get the best views of our home planet from an altitude of 40,000 kilometres. It’s the ideal vantage point for discerning the diversity and beauty of our Earth. The dancing of the polar lights has a mesmerizing effect, while the trajectory of a hurricane across the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. It’s also a perspective that allows humankind’s impact on the environment to be spotted.
The fragile interaction of the forces of nature is out of balance: the ice caps in the polar regions and glaciers in the Alps are retreating, sea levels are rising, and greenhouse gases in the protective atmosphere are increasing year on year. It’s high time we took care of our wonderful planet.
Mission Earth begins now!
A tale about two little mice Pip and Chip who wondered if anybody bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky? The bats didn’t know the answer, neither did the Wise Owl.
Luckily, Pip and Chip met two astronomy-savvy robots who explained what the Moon is indeed. They told about the Moon Mares without any water or Moon fish, showed the Moon craters trough the telescope. Pip and Chip were so impressed they wished they could fly to the Moon one day!
This fairy-tale is for curious kids. It helps to answer some questions about the Moon and explains important scientific facts in a friendly way.
Mice and the Moon is a fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.
A beautiful animated look at the motions of the Earth in space that lead to the cycles of the day and night and the parade of the seasons throughout the year as well as the turning of the stars in the sky at night.
Subjects that can be challenging and complex, yet important to understand, are made colorful and clear.
A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.
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. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.
What is our place in the cosmos? In the American Museum of Natural History’s iconic space show Passport to the Universe, this question is answered as visitors travel through the observable universe to explore our “cosmic address.” In an unforgettable experience, cutting-edge science creates images of unprecedented realism and accuracy as viewers begin to understand the true enormity of the cosmos. A captivating explanation of fundamental cosmology, Passport to the Universe is an “evergreen” presentation—always relevant, always educationally important, always illuminating.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic worlds that orbit our Sun.
Based on authentic scientific data from groundbreaking space missions, Worlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating adventure through our cosmic neighborhood. Immersive visualizations showcase the solar system with unprecedented accuracy, including a landing on the cratered surface of our own Moon, a dramatic flight through the swirling rings of Saturn, and soaring encounters with distant worlds of active volcanoes and buried oceans.
Featuring breathtaking visuals and cutting-edge science, Worlds Beyond Earth is a dazzling celebration of the Age of Exploration and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible.
Worlds Beyond Earth was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.