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Wild, Wild Film Festival


Get ready to celebrate the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre’s September Film Festival—our magnificent celebration of what giant screen movies do best. Taking place between Saturday, September 1 through Sunday, September 30, it showcases the best of the biggest films featuring earth’s wildlife. From critters that live beneath the sea to giant predators that roam on land, this festival celebrates all living creatures in a big way.

Whether you like your wildlife cute and cuddly (penguins, pandas, chipmunks), graceful and poetic (dolphins, butterflies) or intense and roaring (sharks, lions), there is a film for you in Houston’s most immersive, inspiring environment imaginable. In a world where our phones reduce entertainment to the size of our palms, that is the wonder of the giant screen: it makes our world big again.


In honor of our 30-day film festival honoring wildlife from around the world, and to thank you for your continued support of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we want to give you the opportunity to win this beautiful 3-piece luggage set (valued at $450.00).

Themed to pay homage to not only the Monarch butterflies flying around our Cockrell Butterfly Center, but in Flight of the Butterflies 3D you will witness millions of monarchs migrate on our 60’ X 80’ screen.  Learn more about these butterflies as well as other fascinating wildlife in our unique short film festival.

Our complete 9-film schedule can be found below.


Enter online at or in person at the entry box located in the grand hall.

Contest begins SEPTEMBER 1 and ends SEPTEMBER 30, 2018.  One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email or phone (your preference) after the September 30 deadline.  No purchase is necessary.  Must pick up luggage as no luggage will be shipped.

*NEW* Earthflight

What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? To experience riding on the backs of bald eagles and snow geese or flying alongside a flock of brown pelicans as they scan and dive for fish. State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques have now made it possible as Earthflight takes viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents.

Flight of the Butterflies

A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.


In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment.

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Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark will explore the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.

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Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film PANDAS, a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.

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Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins!

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Tiny Giants

From the ancient forests of North America, to the legendary Sonoran desert, a diverse world of wild, mysterious and remarkable animals exists. Magnificent, but still unaware that beneath their hooves and paws, lies a micro cosmos of elusive and extraordinary tiny little creatures.

Wild Africa

Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa.  Our guide through this kingdom is the sorcerer itself – water.  Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing wildlife.

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