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The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
2007
23

The stalwart heroes of The Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research.  When the Zula gang inadvertently hurts their loyal pet Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on.

Villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into helping with his latest nefarious scheme to rule the universe.  The Zula Patrollers find out and go after him — in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.

Based on the hit TV series, The Zula Patrol, now reaching 200 million households worldwide.

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
2010
24

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash.  The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her.  In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein
2016
45, 28

The young magician’s apprentice LIMBRADUR is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than in studying for magic school.

When he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, he meets ALBY, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his discoveries about gravity.

ALBY takes LIMBRADUR on a magical journey through time and space where they also learn about friendship and the power of imagination.

The Searcher
2012
27

Encounter The Searcher, a visitor from another galaxy, and join him on an adventure through time and space as he searches for his lost civilization.  This science fiction adventure is based on real science and features stunning data visualizations of the formation of our Universe, the collision of two galaxies, a spectacular supernova explosion, and a supermassive black hole.  Produced by the Adler Planetarium, The Searcher was written by author and screenwriter, Nick Sagan (son of the famous astronomer Carl Sagan) and features the voice of Tony Award-winning actor, Billy Crudup.

The Light Before Christmas
2008
32

After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, The Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate and stories.

The Life of Trees
2012
32, 25

The Life of Trees lets the audience experience nature from a different perspective.  Two quirky insects, a ladybug called Dolores and a firefly called Mike, explain the complex processes that happen inside a tree in a fun and entertaining way: How do trees grow?

How do they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown?  How do green plants make life on earth possible by producing oxygen?

The Life of Trees is a perfect planetarium show for the whole family that raises the awareness of protecting the nature we live in.

The Last Reef
2012
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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.

We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world.  Yet there are many kinds of reef, each of them a living city beneath the sea, where plants and animals congregate in mutual benefit.  They have a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undoubtedly connected.

Each of them is a hotspot of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rainforests.  Just as the Amazon has its secrets, so too do the reefs.  Reefs have been molding and shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years.  Yet in our lifetime, they have come under threat: human activity is altering the chemistry of the oceans.  As the sea becomes more acidic, coral, shell and bone begin to crumble.

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 …

What would it mean to us if one of these vibrant wonderlands were to become the last reef?

The Girl Who Walked Upside Down
2013
29

This is the story of a very special girl.  She came to us one spring day after a storm, walking upside down by the rainbow.  She has a very special point of view of everything, perhaps due to her special way of walking.  The girl who walked upside is committed to the fight against light pollution.

The Breath of Life
2014
30

Life is a rare form of matter, discover more about its mysteries! The show begins with the origin of the first organic molecules and the DNA.  Following the path of the evolution, audiences will learn more about the appearance of first cells, the first bacteria and the first protozoa, defining a variety of biology concepts like prokaryotes, eukaryotes, unicellular and multicellular beings.  Following a virus being chased by a white blood cell, you will be taken into a journey inside a cell to meet the all cellular organelles.  The audience will also experience the concept of tissues, organs and organic systems in order to grasp the magnificent power of life on Earth.

The Blind Man with Starry Eyes
2013
23

In order to increase his power, a tyrant asks an old wise man of his kingdom to give him the secrets which would enable him to extend his power and domination.  Despite his insistence, he can only elicit one answer from the old wise man: “Look at the sky and count the stars.”  When he realizes that the old wise man will not give him more clues, the tyrant follows his advice and starts counting the stars in the sky.  Step by step, a relationship takes place between them which will change the tyrant’s quest for domination into a quest for knowledge …

Tempo
2014
33

Our modern lives, ruled as they are by smartphones and agendas, too often seem like a race against the clock.  In Tempo, the race stops to make time for the cycles of nature and the skies.  Tempo makes superb use of the dome and an entrancing soundtrack to give audiences a whole new perspective on how we view the heavens, showing us the connection between our concept of time and our position in the Universe.  Audiences are invited to put their clocks and watches aside and get back in touch with the bonds between humans and nature.

Tao: Unlocking the Mysteries of Distant Stars
2015
26

Chile, South America, Atacama Desert, TAO project team of Tokyo University has been constructing the huge infrared telescope on the peak of Mt. Chajantor.  The story unfolds as an astronomer working on the project meets a boy named Sherpa.  Together they watch the stars, trace the constellations and discover the pure fascination for the stars.

Based on the interviews of the TAO project members, the story lively depicts the enthusiasm of the astronomer for the stars.

Supervolcanoes
2013
24

The scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra.  A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau.  Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years.  But Earth has seen far larger.  250 million years ago, an eruption in what’s now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth’s history.

The award-winning Supervolcanoes looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth.  The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system.  Audiences will fly down to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon Io.  On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?

Stars
2008
26

Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars.  This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill and stunning 3D animation by NSC creative at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK.

Solar Superstorms
2015
24

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas.  What’s driving these strange phenomena?  How will they affect planet Earth?  Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star.

Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois.

Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next … Solar Superstorm.

Solar Storms
2007
20

A Tale of Twin Spacecraft From Earth, the Sun cannot be looked at with human eyes.  Solar Storms gives the audience the opportunity to see the Sun up close.  Stand above the arctic circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth; take a ride on a solar blast from the Sun’s surface to Earth’s Magnetosphere, and come to a deeper understanding of what this vast sea of fire means to life here on Earth.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean
2015
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Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.  Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World
2010
41, 20

Through the power of IMAX® 3D, experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age with Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.  Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she journeys from a modern-day aquarium to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.  Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures — including the powerful Liopleurodon, long-necked Elasmosaurus, and gigantic Shonisaurus — which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth.  Thanks to state-of-the-art ultra-photorealistic imagery, see science come alive in a unique and entertaining manner.  Immerse yourself in a lost age, 200 million years back in time, and get ready for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas!

Realm of Light: A Brief History of Life
2009
24

A journey to the origins of space and our life.  The show tells in breathtaking pictures the story of the Universe and the Earth – from the big bang to the onset of modern man.

Raising Alexandria
2013
24

Twenty three centuries ago, Alexander the Great founded a magnificent city in Egypt called Alexandria.  It was considered Egypt’s most important trading metropolis on the Mediterranean and was filled with hundreds of palaces, temples, and glorious landmarks like the great Library and Lighthouse.  All traces of ancient monuments have vanished, and today most parts of the ancient city lie at the Mediterranean seabed.  We recall the memories of this ancient capital lost to time in Raising Alexandria.