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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 on a first-come, first-served basis). 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.*

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.

Run time: 25 minutes

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Brown birds flying

Wings Over Water

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

As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift. Journey into the awe-inspiring North America prairie lands and witness extraordinary footage of three amazing birds as they face defying odds on their migration to raise their young.

Run time: 45 minutes

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Fungi: Web of Life

Playing daily at 1:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.*

In a world that is rapidly changing it makes sense to study some of its most resilient players. Fungi, the miracle workers behind so many of our foods and medicines, teaches us the ways that these organisms can transform life on Earth. Adventure into the Tasmanian Tarkine Rainforest and China’s Yunnan Province in search of a hidden kingdom we so heavily depend on.

Run time: 25 minutes

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

The Gift of Learning

Fernbank’s immersive Giant Screen Theater offers state-of-the-art digital laser projection with 2D and 3D capabilities, which was 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.