Programs & Events

Movies

Now Showing in the WRAL 3D Theater

Tickets: $5 Adults; $4 Senior, Student, & Military; $3 Children (3-12); $2 Members.

All of our films are about thirty minutes in length, and appropriate for most ages.

  Monday–Saturday
10:00 am Great White Shark 3D
11:00 am Journey to Space 3D
noon Prehistoric Planet 3D
2:00 pm Great White Shark 3D
3:00 pm Journey to Space 3D
4:00 pm Prehistoric Planet 3D
  Sunday
1:00 pm Journey to Space 3D
2:00 pm Great White Shark 3D
3:00 pm Journey to Space 3D
4:00 pm Prehistoric Planet 3D
   
   

 

Special 3D Movie Showings

1:00 pm - This weekday timeslot (Monday–Friday) is available by special request only. Any movies in our current catalogue, including Dinosaurs Alive! and Tornado Alley, are available. 25 ticket minimum. Arrangements must be made two weeks in advance by calling the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950.

Journey to Space 3D movie posterJourney to Space 3D

In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop … Mars!

Narrated by Patrick Stewart

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Prehistoric Planet 3D movie posterPrehistoric Planet 3D

PG: Parental Guidance suggested for children 5 and under

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. BBC Earth invites 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.

"Prehistoric Planet 3D" website 

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Great White Shark 3D - North Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesGreat White Shark 3D

“Great White Shark 3D” unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear—the much maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood great white shark — and goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain.

Three years in the making, “Great White Shark 3D” takes viewers around the world to great white hotspots in Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and California. The film examines what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.

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Great White Shark 3D website
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Titans of the Ice Age 3D

Titans of the Ice Age

 Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the ancient icy landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia, investigating the causes and results of the ice age as we attempt to understand the Earth’s past and better prepare for its future.

Shown by special request only

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The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea. From the Creators of Wild Ocean.

The Last Reef

Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls in the sub-arctic pulsating with anemones and crustaceans: these biodiversity hot spots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Groundbreaking macro 3D cinematography explores these cities beneath the sea.  

Shown by special request only

The Last Reef website

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dinosaurs Alive! A Gigantic Adventure

Dinosaurs Alive!

See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in a 'life-sized' 3D presentation. Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life!  

Shown by special request only

Dinosaurs Alive website

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Tornado Alley 3DTornado Alley

Traversing the “severe weather capital of the world,” Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events—the birth of a tornado.  Filmmaker Sean Casey’s personal quest to capture the birth of a tornado with a 70mm camera takes viewers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the storm.

Shown by special request only

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Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure in 3DBugs! 3D

Bugs! is a live-action nature drama filmed in awe inspiring, totally immersive 3D. Shot on location in Borneo and in a purpose-built studio in Oxford, England, Bugs! explores the dramatic and savage lives of an Old World praying mantis and a beautiful butterfly. This 25-minute feature combines incredible footage with cutting-edge technology to deliver a fantastically entertaining and enlightening experience about the little guys in life. Narrated by Dame Judy Dench.

Shown by special request only

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