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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.


Now Playing*

Brown birds flying

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants

Closing Oct. 6

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

Venture into the territory of the mighty Blue Whale. Despite being the largest animal to ever live, scientists are only just beginning to understand the vital roles these gentle giants play in the health of our oceans.

Run time: 45 minutes

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Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope

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

Run time: 25 minutes

Through the lens of Dr. Jane Goodall, audiences will witness positive environmental stories that exemplify her four pillars of hope: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power and dedication of young people, and the indomitable human spirit. This film aims to inspire guidance and resilience in hope for a better future.

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Coming Soon


Serengeti lions

Into America’s Wild

Opens October 7, 2023

Run time: 45 minutes

Journey Into America’s Wild, a cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. Travel along with several adventurers as they explore the beautiful landscapes that make up America’s wilderness and the importance of connecting with them.

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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.