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Giant Screen Theater

Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater is OPEN daily. See an exciting lineup of award-winning, science-based documentaries made for Giant Screen and IMAX® theaters.

Travel the world through the Giant Screen Theater and use your Fernbank ticket as your passport for adventure.

One giant screen film is included with General Admission (subject to availability; first-come, first-served). Learn more.

Visit each film's page to learn more about available Accessibility Options.

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Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit

Playing daily at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.*

Get ready for an underwater adventure to explore the ways astronauts train to work and live in space. Follow two different astronauts as they plunge into underwater environments that simulate life in space.

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Secrets of the Sea

Playing daily at Noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.*

Marine life swims into center stage in a display of the strangest and most extraordinary creatures in the deep blue sea. Featuring more than 70 species of aquatic life, Secrets of the Sea demonstrates the critical role that marine biodiversity plays in keeping our oceans healthy.

Run time: 45 minutes

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*Titles, dates and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

The Gift of Learning

Fernbank’s immersive Giant Screen 3D Theater offers state-of-the-art digital laser projection with 2D and 3D capabilities, made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur, Dante Stephensen, a lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history. Stephensen was committed to educating youth for generations to come with awe-inspiring movies that encourage exploration, discovery and the protection of our shared global home.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.