Finally Friday: BIG HERO 6

  • Friday, December 29, 2017
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm

5:30pm-7pm: Food, music and science stations
7pm: Movie begins in the WRAL 3D Theater, followed by commentary.

Big Hero 6

Take a trip to the future and into a world of both technology and ancient traditions. Welcome to San Fransokyo, where you don’t need superpowers to become a superhero!  Meet the young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and the plus-size inflatable robot Baymax, and discover the the only limit is your own imagination.

Come enjoy our last installment for the year of Finally Friday: Where the Science meets the Cinema, when we take on “BIG HERO 6“. This month’s expert is the museum’s very own Aaron Poteate, Co-Coordinator of the Visual World Investigate Lab. He will help us sort out the science behind the movie. Don’t miss it!

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“Big Hero 6” is rated PG


Big Hero 6 (2014) — “Big Hero 6” offers something for everyone (action, comedy, superheroes, villains, and more) in a visual style never seen before. It was the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters and became the third highest-grossing Disney animated film behind The Lion King and Frozen. It also won several awards, including the Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature Film.


Making a Hero Suit
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Discover the technology behind 3D printing and learn more about the robots that inspired the design of Baymax.

Robot Hand
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Some robots are based on human anatomy. Learn how to build your own robot hand that you can use.

Build your Superhero Profile
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
See how your superhero skills in sight, strength, and even echolocation measure up against the superheroes of the natural world.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Push your brain to the limit! Test what you can remember about a tiny crime scene inside a black box after looking at it for just 15 seconds. Then explore the science behind people with “mega-memories” and learn what you can do to develop your own superpower.

Big-Tiny Superheroes
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Discover the real superheroes all around us with amazing abilities to fly, climb, natural armor, glow in the dark, invisibility, lift massive objects, and more.

Kabuki Mask
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Discover the origin, meaning, and use of these amazing Japanese traditional masks, and then design your own Kabuki mask.

Duel of the Master Minds
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Test your powers of focus with the museum’s Mindflex machine. Battle your opponent and find out who will take control of Hiro’s nanobots!

MUSIC (5:30–7pm)

Ambient and symphonic electronica from Senator Jaiz and SkidMatik. Reaching for Lucidity



This Finally Friday event is Frank Night! Enjoy Carolina-Style Hot Dogs  or Italian Sausage for $6. There will also be a vegetarian option. And don’t miss our selection of wine and craft beers!



December 29
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$2 members; $5 non-members


WRAL 3D Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Hugo Romero-Sanchez