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.
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.
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.
Vladimir, a polar bear, and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.
Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks. She tells them about a legend evoking “stones of light.”
Meteorites, shooting stars, these “stones of light” intrigue them all. In order to solve this enigma, they board for the Moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus. Who is having fun throwing stones from space?
Hypotheses, observations, and analyses will allow them to find answers to their questions back on Earth!
“In the beginning, God, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was empty and without order between darkness on the face of the abyss … and the spirit of God that remained above the waters said: Let there be light; And there was light. And in that way, he separated the light from the darkness … In the light, he called it day, and the darkness he called night … “
This phrase that is extracted from the old testament of the Bible, belong that which relates the creation of the universe in the so-called first book Genesis – from the Christian Bible – serves as a conceptual basis for a free recreation of the structure of the universe, man and earth: It is an open and personal interpretation – free of religious or scientific character – to explore abstract concepts of the beginning of life and the universe.
Genesis is a real-time fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.
Music by Pina.
The movie tells a thrilling story of the most remarkable space mission in human history. In 1977 two space probes were launched to explore the farthest planets of the Solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune along with their moons. These spacecraft greatly enriched our knowledge of the distant worlds.
Now after four decades they explore the interstellar space. Like two bottles launched into the cosmic ocean, both probes carry an interstellar message – the Golden Record, intended for any alien civilization.
Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale.
It’s home to most of Africa’s most iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration.
Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem.
A film for all ages, audiences will follow the newest members of the animal cast as they imitate their parents and embark on their life’s journeys.
Prepare to be awed by this immersive Giant Screen film about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.
The dream of flying has captivated human imagination since prehistoric times. Even with the advent of aircrafts and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms and fly like a bird?
Wingsuit flight is a groundbreaking phenomenon that has adrenaline junkies traveling the world in search of one exhilarating experience after the next. Our flyers have set records searching out the most exciting locations to take longer and more daring flights. In this epic 40-minute IMAX experience, we catch a ride with some of the best flyers in the world as they journey to incredible mountaintops while teaching us the art and science of human flight. The film is both a first and third person perspective from the flyers themselves and a name Voice Over. It will feature incredible footage from POV helmet cameras, flying drones, and helicopter rigs.
What’s behind the pilot and the suit? How can they fly longer and faster? Will man ever fly without a chute? We answer those questions and more while exploring the burgeoning counter culture of wingsuit pilots, whose lives are dedicated to chasing the thrill and pursuit of human flight.
Shark Islands 3D will be an epic family-focused journey to discover the secret world of sharks. Revealing how the oceans most feared predator uses hidden super senses to be its greatest protector as well.
From the darkest depths, to the most colourful reefs, sharks come in all shapes and sizes – from the very cute to the very scary. But did you know that each different species uses unique skills and specialisations to help them survive? By following the passionate people dedicating their lives to uncovering these secrets we’ll see sharks in an entirely new way and learn how protecting them, helps protect the oceans around them for us all.
A civilization that rose to become the envy of the world, only to disappear … a mystery waiting to be unlocked by modern archaeologists, scientists and explorers.
Following an epic spree of religious building whose scale and ambition rivals the pyramids of Egypt, Angkor is the scene of one of the greatest vanishing acts of all time. The Khmer kingdom lasted from the 9th to the 15th centuries and at its height dominated a large swathe of South-East Asia from Myanmar to the west to Vietnam in the East. As many as one million people lived in Angkor, the capital, which sprawled across an area the size of New York’s five boroughs, making it the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. By the late 16th Century, the once resplendent capital of the empire, with its thousands of elaborate temples and religious monuments, was being overrun by the surrounding jungles.
Many experts have attempted to provide answers, and theories abound. 1300 carved inscriptions survive on temple doorjambs but the Khmer people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. This will be a visually stunning film … an epic adventure where science, mystery and ancient civilization intersect.
Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions. In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.
500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.