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National Geographic 3D Theater

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*Movie times are subject to change. Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about showtimes.

Please note the 3D Theater is closed on Jan. 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 10–11, and Apr. 23–24 for private events. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check out a Planetarium show instead.

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

Pandas: The Journey Home

$4 per person after admission
40–minute film

Weekdays*:
12:00noon & 1:00p.m.
Weekends*:
11:00a.m., 12:30p.m., 2:00p.m. & 3:30p.m.

Meet the pandas at the Wolong Panda Center in China as they get ready for their new lives in various parts of the world, and learn about their fascinating habits and personalities. Turns out pandas are as much fun as they are cute! Experience, too, the dedication of the scientists who work tirelessly on behalf of this amazing animal. And follow one panda in particular, Tau Tau, as he is released into the bamboo forest to begin his adventure living wild.

Journey to Space 3D

$4 per person after admission
20–minute film

Weekdays*:
10:30a.m., 11:00a.m., & 11:30a.m.
Weekends*:
10:30a.m., 12:00noon, 1:30p.m., & 3:00p.m.

Go on a behind the scenes tour of the international effort to prepare and send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years. And, learn about the incredible achievements of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, including the assembly and launch of the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.