The Aykroyd Family Theatre now open!! Movies are playing all weekend long. Please check back for updates on the feature movies!
$2 per person for Museum Members
40 MINUTE FILM
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.
20 MINUTE FILM
Discover the majesty and magnificence of the largest animal ever to walk the earth. Titanosaur journeys to the southern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous to explore the life history and environment of these long-necked sauropods – from egg to towering titan. Titanosaur explores the process by which scientists gather clues to understand and imagine these gargantuan reptiles – revealing the secrets of their diet, anatomy, remarkable growth and even their behavior. Vivid and scientifically-accurate computer animation brings the prehistoric world of the Titanosaur back to life in this touching and family-friendly celebration of the world’s most colossal plant-eater.
40 MINUTE FILM
In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
The Academy Award and BAFTA winning film FREE SOLO, from award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, follows free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Hailed by critics as “a visually stunning documentary [that] sets itself apart by intimately probing the psyche of one of the world’s most interesting athletes” and “one of the most arresting documentaries of the year,” FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence.
SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE
40 MINUTE FILM
Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land – and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning, photo-realistic imagery re-creates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth’s oceans.