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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.

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.

 

 


 

Now through June 2014

 

Forces of Nature (2D)
A great paradox underpins our existence: the forces that make life possible also imperil it. In FORCES OF NATURE, audiences will experience the spectacle of tornadoes, floods, erupting volcanoes, hurricanes and their aftermath. Viewers will also gain insight, as they learn how these natural disasters occur and what scientists and engineers are doing to predict and prepare for events and to minimize damage in the future. Audiences will be inspired as they meet courageous survivors determined to rebuild.  

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Galapagos 3D -
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. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Dive into the ocean with flightless cormorants and swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. Around the archipelago, converging cross-winds and deep, cold, nutrient-rich currents have made possible a unique and bio-diverse marine oasis, which boasts everything from abundant microscopic plankton to Galapagos sharks. This 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.

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D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944
Available May 23

D-Day: NORMANDY 1944 takes advantage of the giant screen in order to explain and show, in the most creative and impressive way, how the fate of the present-day world was decided, not only on D-Day but months, even years before; not only on the beaches of Normandy but everywhere in the world, especially in England and North America; not only by hundreds of thousands of soldiers but by civilians too...

Learning objectives include:

Science & Technology
Tides
Strategic Planning & Thinking
Communication (without cellphones, internet)
Shipbuilding
Core values such as Courage, Commitment and Confidence
History

 

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We The People 2D
This powerful giant screen historical documentary is the story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped and tested them. From men who would defy a king – to a man who would not let the “more perfect union die – to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers through the giant screen a powerful national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our Republic – tenets that so strongly influence all our daily lives.  

 
 

 

 



Jerusalem 3D

Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. Now, for the first-time ever, a new 3D giant screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey—soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City—so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions.

Educators Guide in Spanish

 
 

 

 

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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Titans of the Ice Age 3D
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life—from saber-toothed cats and giant sloths to the iconic mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans. The magic of the giant screen reveals the harsh and beautiful kingdom of these titans: an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our ancestors, a time when humans fought for survival alongside majestic woolly beasts. 

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Flying Monsters 3D
In the giant-screen adventure film Flying Monsters 3D, world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough sets out to uncover the truth about pterosaurs, the enigmatic creatures whose wingspans are thought to have been more than 40 feet, equal to that of a modern-day jet plane. 

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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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Rocky Mountain Express 2D
Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway.  

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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