National Geographic 3D Theater

Weekdays: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about showtimes.

National Geographic 3D Theater
Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic National Geographic 3D 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.

Now Showing


Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Daily, February 7 through June 12
$4 per person after admission
20-minute film

Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

Daily, through June 12
$4 per person after admission
40-minute film

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D 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.


Coming Soon


Robots 3D

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June 5–January 4
$4 per person after admission

Robot technology is getting more human everyday. Discover how scientists combine innovative engineering and design to create the next generation of humanoid machines in ROBOTS 3D. Join RoboThesbian, the robot "actor," as you meet CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and other amazing robots from around the world. Learn what really make us human and how far machines can go to look and act like us.


Agile Justin Robot

Robots 3D Grand Opening
June 6, 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m.

Watch ​ROBOTS 3D​ and hang out before and after the show to meet Retrobot! Turn yourself into a humanoid robot with cardboard boxes, pipe cleaners, and recycled materials. Share your pics with #retrobot and enter for a chance to win a National Geographic magazine subscription.


Flying Monsters 3D

June 5–August 30
$4 per person after admission

Take a trip 170 million years into the past and uncover the history of the enigmatic pterosaurs. These prehistoric flying beasts ruled the skies with wingspans of up to 40 feet, equal to a modern day jet plane. Join Sir David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, on a quest to discover how these real life dragons lived and soared through prehistoric skies.


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