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Science on the Big Screen

Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic 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. Our 3D theater is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask the staff member in the auditorium for assistance or check in with the Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival.

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

Please note the 3D Theater is closed March 7 for a special event. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check out a Planetarium show instead.

Now Showing

Hidden Pacific

$5 per person after admission
20-minute film
10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon 1:30 & 3:00 p.m. daily


On the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, blue-green islands, atolls, and corals reefs are thriving with a dizzying array of wildlife and tropical beauty, largely untouched by humans and currently protected as marine national monuments. Hidden Pacific brings viewers never-before-seen footage of these remarkable places, sharing the splendor of such pristine environments and their important role in safeguarding our planet.

Back from the Brink

$5 per person after admission
40-minute film
11:00 a.m. & 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 p.m. daily


Experience on the giant screen the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from the brink of extinction. Join this amazing adventure to save California’s enchanting Channel Island Fox, China’s fabled Golden Monkey and the wondrous migrating crabs of Christmas Island. Discover successful, heartfelt and ingenious human efforts to rescue endangered species around the world.