THEATRICAL

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Dinosaurs of Antarctica
2020
41, 21

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.

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
2007
40

If it weren’t for a series of cataclysmic events; a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could still be the domain of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs fascinate us so much, that many people wish they were among us.  Fortunately, Dinosaurs 3D will be the closest thing to actually being in the presence of these extraordinary creatures.  Deeply rooted in science, the film carries the audience back in time to witness these amazing beasts come to life.

Meet the largest living animals to have ever walked the Earth: the titanesque plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore, that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex!

Dinotrek
4

Step back in time and travel through an amazing world filled with dinosaurs.

You’ll get so close to these pre-historic giants, you’ll swear you can reach out and touch them. See all of your favorites…from the spike-tailed Stegosaurus to the carnivorous T. Rex, Dinotrek puts you right in the middle of the action!

But don’t worry, you’ll travel in comfort and safety in your own personal viewing POD. And the Dinotrek team is pleased to announce that the recent problems that caused some unfortunate visitor casualties have been addressed and repaired. Dinotrek is now relatively safe.

And if you love dinosaurs, get ready to be amazed on this one of a kind adventure. See for yourself and try Dinotrek today!

Discover the World Films
Dive: The Mystical Deep
10

Take a journey to the depths and discover a vivid landscape and its inhabitants, but beware, as the sea is a dangerous place.  There are numerous creatures out there still to be discovered but don’t worry, our new submarines are more than capable to handle whatever may emerge from the depths.

Dive!
2007
26, 14

Dive! is a stereoscopic 3D digital theater experience for aquariums, science and maritime museums that will inspire children and young adults to follow their sense of adventure and discovery.  This 22 minute high-definition 3D film combines computer graphics and live-action to literally take the audience along for the ride as a unique expedition of ‘Citizen Explorers’ voyage in submarines to the bottom of the ocean.

Do We Drink Water from Comets?
2015
40

Water is a basic condition for the emergence of life.  This relatively simple compound, consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, is found on Earth in gaseous, liquid, and solid forms.

Water accounts for most of Earth’s surface.  Water makes up most of our body by weight.  However, one fundamental question is left unanswered: where did all that water came from?

Perhaps, the answer is more complex than anyone might expect.

Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean
2008
42, 23

Dive into a new immersive and highly emotional adventure with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Dolphins and Whales 3D.  This awe-inspiring documentary film narrated by Daryl Hannah will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean.

Through the powerful IMAX(R) theatre medium and stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D, view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen.  You will come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them.  You will witness the profound love of a Humpback mother for her newborn calf, and will come eye-to-eye with singing Humpback males.  You will meet an orca, the mighty King of the ocean, and enjoy a wonderful moment with the gentle manatee.

Explore many little-known aspects of these fascinating and fragile creatures capable of sophisticated communication and social interaction.  Join the expert team of ocean explorers that brought you Sharks 3D and Ocean Wonderland 3D in an unforgettable diving experience that documents the life of these graceful, majestic yet endangered sea creatures.

Dream to Fly
2013
35, 25

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors.  Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history came true.

Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the history of aviation.  The aim of the film is to present the development of aviation through the ages in an interesting an innovative way.  It presents the milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.

Rich fulldome visuals, beautiful music composed for the show and a poetic narration makes this show an exceptional artwork.  The message to the viewers is to be open to new ideas and to pursue our dreams.

Dreaming to Fly
28

Dreaming to Fly tells the dramatic story of Emma, an enthusiastic teenager eager to fly and her granddad, who’s afraid of flying. Together they go through a fun journey while learning the history and science of aviation.

Dynamic Earth
2012
24

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate.  With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting- edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.  Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
2012
23

Travel through space and time in a fulldome production that makes you look at Earth in a whole new way.

A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet.

Fly along the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior.  Journey back in time to witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago.  Visit the sites of historical earthquakes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

Learn how scientists and engineers collaborate to help society prepare for a safer environment — and a safer future.

Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons — and how geological activity influences the course of human history.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet was written by Ryan Wyatt and produced by the visualization studio of the California Academy of Sciences.

ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder
2013
26

ExoPlanets: Worlds Of Wonder follows mankind’s first space probe as it journeys outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond.  Audiences will visit gas giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurling through space, molten rocky worlds now known to science, and new planets drifting comfortably within the Goldilocks Zone.

ExoPlanets: Worlds Of Wonder covers the National Earth and Space Science Standards for grades K-9, not only educating about other worlds, but also teaching audiences about how special Earth and our solar system truly are.  It combines the best of hand-crafted animation with state-of-the-art visual effects to educate audiences in a fascinating way.

Dr. Geoffrey Marcy, world-leading astronomer in Extra Solar Planet Discoveries, described the screenplay as, “Absolutely glorious.  It artfully captures the science, the beauty, and the wonder of the new worlds we are discovering.”

Expedition Into the Cell
12

Taken into an incredible journey aboard a nanotechnologiacal vessel, the spectator finds himself into a human lung and there he can watch the fight of the white globules against a starting tumor.  Then, from the vessel a tiny module goes loose, carrying a reporter commenting “live” from the heart, the duplication of a cell the duplication of the DNA and the birth of 2 cells.  After lively adventures the module rushes back among the globule.

Expedition Reef
2018
26

Learn the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari of the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems.

Narrated by Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, the all-digital Expedition Reef takes full advantage of the Morrison Planetarium’s fulldome screen to immerse you in the undersea adventure.  Along the way, discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.

“This is a difficult story [and] a turning point for reefs,” says Academy scientist and reef expert Dr. Rebecca Albright, “but it’s not too late.”

Explore
2017
28

Have you ever wondered how a spacecraft can navigate accurately to a space station traveling at 20 times the speed of sound?

Explore presents a broad selection of science topics in a modern and accessible way in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars — a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen.  The film does not just explain scientific facts, such as the geo- vs helio-centric model or retrograde motion of planets.  By closely examining the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions, Explore also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world, and how much we all benefit from them.

High quality visuals, custom composed music, and professional narration all serve a single purpose: to enhance the audience’s immersive experience.

Extreme
1999
45

Extreme combines incredible extreme sport action with narration by the athletes and an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack.  Extreme features 6 nature based sports; Big Wave Surfing, Ice Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Windsurfing, and Rock Climbing.  The best extreme sport athletes in the world facing the most intimidating elements of nature provide a unique glimpse into the relationship between nature and humanity.

Fairy Balloon Ride
2014
5

Join the Fairy’s Balloon Race!  Get in a turbo charged Hot Balloon and speed through fantastic snow mountain with mysterious passages and caves.  You are not alone, you will meet amazing creatures all along the way!

Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
2016
25

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity.  Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun.  But if we find one, how will we ever get there?  How long will it take?  What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future.  They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics.  How far can our technology take us?

Fermentation
2014
15

Fermentation is the theme of this work of dome art, produced with the help of choreographers and contemporary dancers. The phenomenon of fermentation is one in which tiny microorganisms, invisible to the naked eye, enable life to flower its hidden potential after death.  This work abstracts this invisible phenomenon through dance, and expresses the creativity and energy that lies beyond death.  If the living body of a dancer represents ‘life,’ the body of the dancer seen on film embodies ‘death.’  The body of the dancer, appearing amid the darkness of the dome, evokes not only death but also what lies beyond: the birth of a new life.

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