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Giant Screen Theater

Giant Screen Movies are BACK

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.

Special Pricing
Add a giant screen movie for only $6.95!
Movies must be added to General Admission. Movie-only tickets are not available.

Keeping You Safe
The Giant Screen Theater is now showing 25-minute movies in two-dimensional format (no 3D glasses) with reduced capacity, enhanced cleaning between movies, and physically distanced seating. Learn more.

Now Playing*

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

Playing daily through Oct. 8, 2021

12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm

Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup—and meet the people who are trying to save her species. Be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Run time: 25 minutes | Assisted listening devices and closed captions are available upon request.

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Turtle Odyssey

Playing daily

11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm

Explore the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. Follow Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some wild encounters. Run time: 25 minutes

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

Coming Soon

Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Opens October 9, 2021

Discover an ancient realm of midnight suns, night hunters and river monsters—a prehistoric kingdom lost to time and ice. Join a new generation of scientists on an Antarctic adventure to uncover a hidden dinosaur story. A cinematic journey from today's frozen desert to a lush south polar world of giants.

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.