Theater Shows

Tuttleman IMAX Theater

Add one of these interesting theater shows for an unforgettable field trip!

  • IMAX Theater

    40 minutes |  $4.50 per person
    Grades 3 - 12

    Forces of Nature
    Grades 3–12

    Come face-to-face with Earth’s most destructive forces!  Follow scientists on their groundbreaking quests to understand how natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes are triggered and discover what is being done to predict and prepare for these events.

    Earth and Space Science Science and Technology  History and Nature of Science


    Journey to Space
    Grades 3–12

    Take a peek into the future of space exploration, from landing astronauts on Mars to capturing asteroids. Uncover NASA’s plans for transitioning from the end of the space shuttle era to a much more ambitious future that will forever change how we live and operate in space.

    Earth and Space Science Science and Technology  History and Nature of Science Science in Personal and Social Perspectives


    Humpback Whales
    Grades 3–12

    Dive into the underwater worlds of Alaska, Hawaii, and the islands of Tonga and learn how these endangered mammals communicate, sing, feed, play, and take care of their young. Swim alongside and watch these amazing creatures leap, twirl, lunge, and splash their way onto the giant screen. 

    Life Science Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

    Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
    Grades 3–12

    Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies.  These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs.  In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine, and daily life of the Egyptians thousands of years ago, scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA to gain insight into modern human genetics and to advance medical treatments.  To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.

    Physical Science Life Science Science in Personal and Social Perspectives History and Nature of Science

  • Franklin Theater

    20 minutes |  $3.50 per person
    Grades K–12

    Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
    Grades 3–12 | This film is 40 minutes long.

    Zoom into a microscopic world and discover a whole new universe of phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye! Rooted in cutting-edge research, students will experience the beauty, drama, and even the humor of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond. Watch closely as you are swept away in different dimensions of time and scale!


    Prehistoric Planet: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
    Grades K–8

    Journey back 70 million years and meet the dinosaurs that roamed Alaska during the Cretaceous period. Watch them feed, play, migrate, and hunt to gain a deeper understanding of these prehistoric creatures. Students will discover the many challenges that each new season brings for these creatures, and how they must face them in a constant battle of survival.


    The Last Reef 3D
    Grades 3–12

    Travel to a distant world inhabited by coral reefs and explore the beauty and mystery of these hotspots of biodiversity. Journey into the heart of these marine wonderlands and experience firsthand not only how they work, but the hazards threatening their existence.

    Life Science Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

  • Planetarium

    25-30 minutes  |  $3.00 per person
    Grades 3-12

    Dark Universe
    Grades 3–12

    Join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and go beyond the night sky and into deep space to learn how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe’s beginnings unfold.

    Earth and Space Science Science and Technology  History and Nature of Science


    The Sky Tonight
    Grades 3–12

    This show is approximately 45 minutes long.
    Sit back and gaze into the starry night like you would in your own backyard! This live planetarium show immerses students in the night sky filled, with light-years of astronomy to explore. Students will learn the stories behind their favorite constellations while traveling across the Milky Way in this school group favorite!

    Science in Personal and Social Perspectives


    To Space and Back
    Grades 3–12

    This extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering takes students’ minds out of this world to discover how space exploration is impacting our lives. Students will learn how the technology used to journey through our universe of unimaginable scale and beauty has paved the way for the devices and apps we use every day!

    Earth and Space Science 


    Wildest Weather in the Solar System
    Grades 3–12

    Hold on tightly as you experience the powerful weather phenomena of the solar system. Students will take a spectacular journey through magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Witness dust storms on Mars so strong, they could envelop entire planets!

    Earth and Space Science

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