From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and solar cars, Dream Big: Engineering Our World celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Dream Big will transform how you think about engineering. 


All documentary films are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are required.

One documentary film is included with the Fleet Experience admission. Individual tickets for Dream Big: Engineering Our World showtimes are not available.  


Educator Resources 

Find the educator guide, lesson plans and activities here. Curricula addressed include engineering, science and technology, mathematics, social studies and geography.  

To book a field trip to see this film at the Fleet Science Center, email Client Services or call (619) 238-1233 x 806. 

Assistive listening devices enhance narration and dialogue and lower sound effects. Ask at the ticket counter.
Escucha el audio en español mientras ves la función en inglés. Solicita los audífonos de cortesía en la taquilla.
When you purchase your ticket, tell the associate that you would like to use the complimentary closed-caption service.

"...it’s the sort of majestic educational film that every adult will want their child to see—and, in all likelihood, will want to see themselves."

"Along with the fascinating factoids it assembles, Dream Big poses many questions—all of them grist for the problem-solving mill. ... Its what-if mix of physics, imagination and goodwill is an exhilarating conversation starter."

"[Dream Big]explores human ingenuity through 'wow' moments … while hooking viewers with personal stories of inspiring characters."

"We had no idea how creative and fun being an engineer can be! An entertaining, inspiring, informative and fun film."

"Majestic shots… Hopefully many future engineers will be sitting in the front row, inspired by the 50-foot-tall engineers on the screen in front of them."

"... Dream Bigpacks quite a punch and, particularly for girls, is an inspiring example of why we need to invest in STEM education."

Dream Big is locally presented by The Shiley Foundation. Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation. 

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