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The Wortham Giant Screen Theatre is the ultimate educational film experience. With crystal clear digital images projected onto the city’s biggest cinema screen we have the power to take your students to places they may have only dreamed of visiting. Designed to educate and enlighten as much as they are to entertain, our giant screen films offer educators a powerful teaching tool that is easily integrated into curriculum.  And they provide students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore new worlds and new ideas.

Please note that Teacher’s Choice is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The option is to choose which film will play at that particular time slot. It is NOT a private screening.

Educator resources are available! Click on the educational resources link(s) under each synopsis or e-mail our Field Trips department at curriculum@hmns.org. View trailers for each film on the Documentaries page.

  • Program Requirements
    • Group of 25 or more
    • Reservations must be made at least 5 business days in advance. Please note that any seats not filled by students will be made available for public sale.
  • Available Teacher’s Choice Showtimes:
  • Monday thru Friday
    • 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

NEW for 2017

  • Dream Big 3D
    Available February 17 – Infinity.
    All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative and amazing ways. Dream Big will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds and a solar car race across Australia. Along the way the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.

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Educator Trailer below: 

  • Extreme Weather 3D
    Get closer than you’ve ever been to collapsing glaciers, out-of-control wildfires, and tornado-whipped debris while discovering the surprising connections among these powerful forces.
    Closed captioning available.

Educator Guide
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The following films are available now through June 3, 2017.

  • National Parks Adventure 3D 
    The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, marking a major milestone in the preservation of America’s wild, untamed spaces. National Parks Adventure 3D brings the magnificence of these landscapes to the giant screen and takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure across America’s majestic and treasured parks in an action-packed celebration of the wild places that belong to us all.
    Closed captioning available.

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Educator Guide

  • Secret Ocean 3D
    Filmed over 3 years in vibrant marine environments from the Bahamas to Fiji, this 3D theater film directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a compelling 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. Secret Ocean 3D engages audiences of all ages to experience the ocean as never before. With breathtaking underwater sequences, viewers are introduced to over 30 species – some no bigger than one inch – and will discover behaviors captured for the very first time thanks to the development of new filming technologies in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control.
  • Humpback Whales 3D
    Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales 3D is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.

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  • Tiny Giants 3D
    Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.

Educator Guide

  • Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
    Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport 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 will reveal phenomena that can’€™t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

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  • Wild Africa 3D
    From the highest snow-covered mountains in Kenya, along great rivers, into steamy rainforests and wide-open savannahs, Wild Africa 3D reveals the striking contrast of stunning deserts beside wild oceans and the sunlit abundance of the coral reefs. Water, the interconnecting force of this kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys.
    Closed captioning available.
  • Galapagos 3D
    Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. You’re invited to explore these extraordinary and enchanted islands, whose remarkable inhabitants helped change the way we understand nature.
  • Dinosaurs Alive 3D
    Dinosaurs Alive 3D is a new global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world‘s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.
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