The Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre is proud to showcase Hollywood blockbusters in stunning IMAX clarity, as well as incredible high-quality documentaries. We also maintain a diverse library of documentary films, available for education or group reservations. Call 850.645.7777 to request one of these films.
The film that made you believe dinosaurs were once again brought back to life & stomped box office records.
Universal Pictures will celebrate the ground breaking film of all time, JURASSIC PARK by re-releasing it on IMAX 3D Experience & theaters for it's 20th anniversary. The film was cleaned to crystal clear form (frame by frame looked over by Mr. Spielberg), and the sound will be beyond then the groundbreaking sound of DTS that you experienced back in summer 1993 that defined the sound of cinema today.
220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In Flying Monsters 3D, Sir David Attenborough the world’s leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane.
"A stunning documentary that fills the screen with millions of orange-and-black butterflies..."
(4 out of 4 stars) Ottawa Citizen
" A must see IMAX journey... a feast for the eyes and one of the best IMAX documentaries." (4 out of 4 stars) The Seattle Times
What weighs half a gram and travels thousands of kilometers every year? Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature's greatest gatherings - hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in nature. It also unveiled the longest insect migration on Earth.
We follow the captivating story of Dana (Danaus Plexippus) and her descendants as they make the perilous return journey from Mexico to Canada. How do these tiny and iconic creatures travel so far and know where to go each year to a place they have never been? This epic natural history saga is interwoven with the fascinating detective story and a determined scientist's almost 40 year search to find their amazing overwintering sites.
** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the Flight of the Butterflies Educator Guide
Sea life in a whole new way. Deep Sea 3D, an underwater adventure from the filmmakers behind the successful IMAX(R) 3D film Into the Deep, transports audiences deep below the ocean surface. Through the magic of IMAX(R); and IMAX 3D, moviegoers will swim with some of the planets most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, and understand this inspiring underworld. The film is narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Wiinslet.
Discover the wonders of the sea in your own home!
In celebration of Deep Sea 3D, High Tide Aquarium has set up a 39 gallon Red SeaMax aquarium in our exhibit hall. This unbelievable tank, complete with stand, fish and coral, a $4,000 value, COULD BE YOURS!
For a chance to win, swing by High Tide Aquarium at 1140 Capital Circle SE #11 to purchase a $10 raffle ticket today!
For more questions call 850-562-FISH. One lucky winner will be notified in late May!
** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the Deep Sea Educator Guide
A claymation adventure following two geology students on a time-traveling adventure to experience one of the greatest geological events of all time: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea.
When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents.
From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the earth, “Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea” explores the tectonic forces that shaped our world. It is the ultimate field trip!
** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea Educator Guide
To The Arctic takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the To the Arctic Educator Guide
With media headlines repeatedly warning us of debris falling from the skies, orbital debris, or "space junk," has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. But what is space junk? How did it get there? Just how big (and serious) is the problem?
"Space Junk 3D," narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet's orbits.
Run Time: 40 minutes This film is available for education and group reservations.
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. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman. This Warner Bros. film is produced by IMAX Filmed Entertainment and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Runtime: 40 minutes.This film is available for education and group reservations.
Presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Imax Ltd., and using IMAX 3D technology, Galapagos vividly documents an eight-week expedition to the islands and surrounding waters.
Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin, from the Smithsonian Institutions's Museum of Natural History, on her first trips to the famed Galapagos Islands.
An amazingly immersive cinematic experience, Galapagos delves deep into the largely unknown waters surrounding the volcanic archipelago to explore the natural wonders of a realm that is truly a living natural science laboratory.
Using Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's research vessel, the SEWARD JOHNSON as the mother ship-and their high-tech submersible JOHNSON-SEA-LINK-the highly distinguished research and filmmaking team deployed technology light years ahead of the crude instruments Charles Darwin had at his disposal during his famous 1835 visit to the region.
Run Time: 40 minutes.This film is available for education and group reservations.
The IMAX 3D adventure transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region and allow them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.
It offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change. In IMAX 3D, the images will literally leap off the screen and float around the theatre, putting the audience in the movie.
Narrated by Jim Carrey, Under the Sea 3D is directed by Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers.
Run Time: 47 minutes;This film is available for education and group reservations.
Space Station 3D is the story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space -- a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. It is a story
of challenges, setbacks and triumphs…and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on this Earth.
Space Station 3D is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. Transported by the magic of the IMAX technology, the audience blasts off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles
above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crew mates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.
Run Time: 45 minutes.This film is available for education and group reservations.
Experience the gripping story - full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph – in Hubble 3D, the seventh awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team. Through the power of IMAX, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. For more information, visit www.imax.com/hubble.
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from thedirector of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.