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Welcome to the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 3D film experience featuring the most advanced digital and audio technologies. Stadium seating ensures there isn't a bad seat in the house as the 3D action comes to life on our 30'x40' giant screen with 18,000-watt Dolby® sound system and 3D glasses that provide the absolute best cinema experience – sharper and brighter than anything you've witnessed before. You may honestly forget you're sitting in a theater.

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Movies

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Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D

Showing: Daily
Recommended for: All Ages
Runtime: 40 Minutes

What you can’t see is all around you! Discover creatures and events that are too small, too fast or too slow to see with the naked eye. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology reveal an entire universe that has always been here–we just never knew it existed.

Special Nanoscale Presentation for School Groups only:
After seeing Mysteries of the Unseen World, continue your journey into the hidden nano-universe! With a Science Center STEM Educator as your guide, experience live demos and see 3D images from our own Scanning Electron Microscope. (10 minutes)

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Giants of Patagonia 3D

Showing: Daily
Recommended for: Ages 6+
Runtime: 45 Minutes

Travel back in time to see dinosaurs come to life! Meet the plant-eating Argentinosaur, the largest animal to have ever walked the Earth, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a carnivore who could easily challenge the famous T-rex. Travel into space to witness the movement of tectonic plates or the arrival of a comet that will seal the fate of the Dinosaurs. The action is intense and the landscape is out of this world!

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Hidden Universe 3D

Showing: Daily
Recommended for: All Ages
Runtime: 45 Minutes

Take an extraordinary journey into space! The deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes. Explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun. Hidden Universe 3D is 45 minutes long and is recommended for all ages.

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The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea

Showing: Daily
Recommended for: 8+ Years
Runtime: 40 Minutes

This passionate film emphasizes our connection with – and responsibility to – the complex ocean world. The film’s stunning imagery immerses audiences in coral reef communities – among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms.

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Stage Shows

School Groups Only

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3D Sun


Stand above the Arctic Circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Ride a solar blast from the Sun’s surface to Earth’s Magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system – equal to a billion megaton nuclear bombs.
http://ctsciencecenter.org/documents/theater/CT-Science-Standards-Film-Matrix.pdf

 

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Forces in Motion Multi-Media Stage Show


A unique program format to engage your students in physics and introduce them to Newton’s Laws. Combines live demonstrations with video and other imagery projected on the theater’s 30′ x 40′ screen.


October 24: Movies will not be shown after 3PM.

October 29: Movies will not be shown after 2PM.

Weekend / Holiday Movie Schedule (Closed Mondays)

Time Movie Run-time Recommended Age
11:00AM Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D 45 Minutes 6+
12:00PM Hidden Universe 3D45 Minutes All Ages
1:00PM Mysteries of the Unseen World 40 Minutes All Ages
2:00PM Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D 45 Minutes 6+
3:00PM Last Reef 3D 40 Minutes 8+ Years
4:00PM Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D 45 Minutes 6+


Weekday Movie Schedule

Time Movie Run-time Recommended Age
1:00PM Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D 45 Minutes 6+
2:00PM Mysteries of the Unseen World 40 Minutes All Ages
3:00PM Hidden Universe 3D45 Minutes All Ages
4:00PM Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D 45 Minutes 6+