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Documentary Film Library

Choose Your IMAX Experience!

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater features the largest screen in south Florida and one of the only theaters in the world to offer 2D and 3D IMAX laser projection. With a wide variety of titles that run throughout the day, an IMAX film is the perfect complement to any Museum field trip. Shows run for approximately 45 minutes.

A Beautiful Planet provides an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

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Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in immersive IMAX®, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

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This immersive film explores extraordinary true stories of animals rescued from the brink of extinction. Audiences will meet California’s endearing Channel Island fox, the smallest canid in the world, imperiled by the introduction of Golden eagles to their only habitat. The film features the stunning migration of the Christmas Island red crabs and the enigmatic Golden monkey, high on the most-endangered primates list, living in one of the most biodiverse and remote regions of the world.

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Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.

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Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them – saving endangered species one life at a time.

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Audiences will sea life in a whole new way! Deep Sea, a new underwater adventure, transports viewers deep below the ocean surface. Through the magic of IMAX® and IMAX® 3D, moviegoers will swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, and understand this inspiring underworld. The film is directed by world-renowned underwater cinematographer, Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers and Michele Hall and narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, with an original score by Danny Elfman.

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The first original large-format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica will introduce audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. With major support provided by the National Science Foundation, the film follows a team of paleoecologists on a quest to understand the southern continent’s profound transformation, from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to the frozen desert we know today.

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With an eclectic, stereotype-bursting engineer cast, Dream Big uses a series of surprising human stories to expose the hidden world behind the most exciting inventions and structures across the world. It is not only a journey through engineering’s greatest wonders, but equally a tale of human grit, aspiration, compassion and the triumph of human ingenuity over life’s greatest challenges.

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In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature that will amaze audiences.

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Audiences will experience the natural beauty and exquisite strangeness of the world’s largest living wonder and meet the visionaries and citizen scientists who are helping to protect this awesome and vibrant living world.

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Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Viewers will journey to a land of grizzlies, wolves, sea otters and the rarest bear on the planet.

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Hubble 3D takes viewers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings.

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Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt – on land, under the sea or in the air.

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Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Audiences will journey through impossibly lush forests, gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, most of all, share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.

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Audiences will join panda Qian Qian on an exciting journey in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat discovering her true animal nature.

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As astoundingly beautiful as it is technically dazzling, Space Station 3D is the first-ever IMAX 3D space film. Audiences will travel 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience Space Station 3D – the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the Moon.

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Filmgoers will journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners in this inspiring true story.

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Audiences will have an underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and dive into the impact of global warming on the oceans.

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Audiences will explore the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent, which is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth.

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Filmgoers will visit the vast, wild Arctic world untouched by time, where some of the greatest wildlife spectacles unfold.

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Audiences will journey with explorers as they travel the world searching vast under­ground caves for geologic “fingerprints” that reveal clues about Earth’s climate history.

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Learners will explore with 10-year-old Dana who sees dinosaurs in the real world Families will explore with 10-year-old Dana who sees dinosaurs in the real world and completes an experiment that asks where all the kid dinosaurs are.

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Audiences will go on an unforgettable cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world and the most beautiful yet untamed landscapes of America.

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