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Activities

3-D Theater

Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic 3-D theater. Watch as stunning visuals from popular science films pop out and make a BIG impact. Learn about a variety of topics from new films each season.

Current Films

Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D

Daily, May 24–September 1
$4 per person after admission
20-minute shows play from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
40-minute show starts at 2:00 p.m.
Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about showtimes.

Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter. Learn more about Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D »

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Coming Soon 

Meerkats 3-D

Daily, September 20–February 6
$4 per person after admission
20-minute film

Filmed over the course of a year, Meerkats 3-D follows an extraordinarynot to mention adorablefamily that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky. Together, this family of 20 will battle a rival gang to protect their territory, their pups, and their very lives.

 

Mysteries of the Unseen World

Daily, September 20–February 6
$4 per person after admission
40-minute film

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3-D will enable audiences to begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t seea world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, even nanosecond-by-nanosecond. With this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonders and possibilities of science.