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Choose Your Own Giant Screen Film!


With our Teacher'€™s Choice program, you can select the Giant Screen film that€™'s right for your class trip to the Museum!

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! Visit our Field Trips Curriculum page for educational downloads related to each film or e-mail our Field Trips department at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Program Requirements

Booking A Teacher's Choice Giant Screen Theater Show Requires A 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.

For time and availability call 713-639-4659.

Available January - June 4

NEW FOR 2015

 

Journey To Space 3D

Journey To Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space – such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. It then goes on to show how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Together, these programs have taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space.

Educator Guide

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ROBOTS 3D

ROBOTS 3D is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less "humanoid" and more just plain human. Robot "actor" RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what's going on in robotics labs around the world.

For every school ticket purchased, we will provide one set of free Robots trading cards. They may be picked up upon check-in.

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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.

Educator Guide
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Tiny Giants 3D

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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.

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

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From BBC Earth and its popular Walking with Dinosaurs franchise. On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. We invite you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting. With the most ambitious CGI visuals, this film reveals the story behind the lives of the dinosaurs and the challenges they faced in a constant battle of survival.

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Deepsea Challenge 3D

Why would James Cameron, world-renowned, award-winning filmmaker, put his very life on the line to dive alone to the deepest place on Earth? What kind of passion and drive and spirit would impel him to risk everything he has achieved to descend to the Ocean’s darkest and most unknown depths? Cameron is also a passionate ocean explorer, driven by a lifelong dream to be the first man to dive solo to the bottom of the forbidding and mysterious Mariana Trench. As deep as Mount Everest with a lesser Alp stacked on top, the Trench is the ultimate last frontier on Earth.

Deepsea Challenge follows the dramatic story — all in eye-popping 3D —of Cameron’s personal odyssey as he undertakes an expedition of such historic proportion and personal danger that it has been compared to walking on the moon. .

 

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Tornado Alley 3D

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Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado'€™s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature'€™s most dramatic phenomena! NSF supported.

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Flight of the Butterflies 3D
What is Flight of the Butterflies in 3D? It'€™s a natural history epic. It'€™s a detective story. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the butterflies'€™ secret hideaway and a year for the award-winning production team to film the butterflies. Immerse yourself in the astounding migration experience as the butterflies migrate north from Mexico to Canada and travel back south to the incredible butterfly sanctuaries of Mexico.

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Great White Shark 3D
Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear! GWS 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.

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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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