Experience three full days of cinematic wonders at the Fleet with the IMAX Documentary Film Festival in our newly renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.  

Each documentary film will take you to wondrous places with breathtaking cinematography that can be experienced only on a Giant Dome screen.  

The festival is a rare opportunity to see special films in the world's first IMAX Dome Theater—all in one day! Enjoy past favorites or discover amazing films never before been shown in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. 

Join us from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, to see a different documentary film screening every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See below for a complete schedule and short synopses. 

Admission to one documentary film is included with your regular Fleet Experience ticket and member visit. You may purchase additional shows at the ticket counter. 

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Pricing

General Public

  • 1 Film: $24.95
  • 3 Films: $39.95
  • 6 Films: $69.95

Members

  • 1 Film: $8.95
  • 3 Films: $19.95
  • 6 Films: $39.95

Film Festival Schedule

*Schedule is subject to changes. Films are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


November 10
10 a.m. Great Bear Rainforest

Meet the fabled Spirit Bear, hidden from the outside world in one of the planet’s most secluded wildernesses, the Great Bear Rainforest.

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11 a.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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12 p.m. Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Experience volcanoes up close and personal and follow the story of volcanoes from the Earth's beginnings to today.

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1 p.m. Into America's Wild

Search for the hidden wonders of nature on a visually stunning cross-country adventure. 

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2 p.m. Deep Sky

See the universe as we have never seen it before, with stunningly immersive pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s new telescope JWST. 

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3 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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4 p.m. Deep Sea

Dive deep below the ocean surface to swim with some of the most exotic creatures on the planet.

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5 p.m. Space Station

Experience what it's like to be aboard The International Space Station, a technical marvel, unparalleled in scope and challenge.

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November 11
10 a.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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11 a.m. Born to be Wild

Follow the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants, from birth to their rebirth into the wild.

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12 p.m. Everest

Ascend the world's tallest mountain with a team of four international climbers who find hope, beauty and triumph in the wake of tragedy. 

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1 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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2 p.m. Deep Sky

See the universe as we have never seen it before, with stunningly immersive pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s new telescope JWST. 

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3 p.m. Turtle Odyssey

Travel with an Australian green sea turtle across the ocean and back.

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4 p.m. Hubble

Journey through distant galaxies and explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings.

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5 p.m. Dream Big

Explore human engineering marvels, big and small.

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November 12
10 a.m. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar.

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11 a.m. A Beautiful Planet

Immerse yourself in stunning footage of our blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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12 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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1 p.m. Flight of the Butterflies

Join the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey while following an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. 

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2 p.m. Deep Sky

See the universe as we have never seen it before, with stunningly immersive pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s new telescope JWST. 

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3 p.m. Under the Sea

Travel to some of the most exotic and isolated locations on Earth for face-to-face encounters with mysterious and stunning creatures from the deep. 

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4 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944

Discover from a new perspective how the Allied landing at Normandy changed the world.

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5 p.m. National Parks Adventure

Discover the wild places that belong to us all.

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An astronaut wearing a full suit and helmet outside of the ISS taking a selfie.
A group of young elephants covered in red mud chasing a soccer ball with two men wearing green mixed in and playing with them
A famous photo from inside a ship of soliders storming the beach at Normandy in 1944
A rural section of the Great Wall of China through lush greenery
A blue sky full of hundreds of monarch butterflies
Nebula dust in an aqua and dark blue space image from Hubble
A barn owl in profile with head facing the viewer in a winter nature setting with yellow trees in the background
A whit and red lemur tucked into itself leaning down off of a tree limb
A grizzly bear standing at the edge of a small stream waterfall catching a leaping salmon in its mouth
A person from behind standing in front of a spout of lava
Assistive listening devices enhance narration and dialogue and lower sound effects. Ask at the ticket counter.
When you purchase your ticket, tell the associate that you would like to use the complimentary closed-caption service.
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