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For Educators: Heikoff Giant Dome Theater Shows


For Educators: Heikoff Giant Dome Theater Shows


IMAX Films at the Fleet

Featuring a virtually seamless, 76-foot, tilted Nanoseam dome screen, the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater. It's also an incredible planetarium. The hemispheric screen immerses you in the action and creates the illusion of being suspended in space. 

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater Schedule 

YOU call the shots! Select a film and date range for your visit. Then, call a Client Services representative to identify the best match for your needs. Films can be shown at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Your reservations for 50 or more students locks in a film, date and time. Book your field trip now!

Choosing a Theater Show:

  • Read the film descriptions and grade level recommendations. Refer to our Web site at www.rhfleet.org/learn/educators-resource-guide/imax-films-standards for additional information on how these films meet California Education Standards. Additional titles may be available. Please ask a Client Services representative for more information.
  • Make your film selection and call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 to identify potential dates for your visit. Please have a few time frames in mind. Reservations are not accepted for the first Monday or Tuesday of each month.
  • Most shows can be captioned and provisions can be made for your sign language interpreters as well. Please notify the Education Department at least two weeks in advance if arrangements need to be made.
  • Some films may be available in Spanish. Restrictions apply. Call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 for details.
  • If you’re ready to book a field trip or school program, you can use our online reservation form!



September–June: 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

July–August: 9:45 a.m.

School Group Pricing

$8 per student for galleries plus IMAX

$7 per student for galleries only 

$2000 for buyout (274 people max) 

One-hour visit to exhibit galleries included. Allow one hour for your theater experience. Film titles and dates are subject to availability.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Call 619-238-1233 ext. 806 for the latest pricing information.

Note: In addition to the films listed below, our current public films are also available for education bookings.

A Beautiful Planet

(Grades 3-12)

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. The film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet and the effects humanity has had on it over time.

Adventures in Wild California

(Grades 4-12)

Celebrate California’s natural wonders and unique culture! Celebrate the Golden State's wild nature and learn how and why we must preserve it. (Available in Spanish.)

Africa: The Serengeti

(Grades 4-12)

Join the Great Migration and journey across the Serengeti plains with over 1.5 million animals, including wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys and more.

Amazing Journeys

(Grades K-4)

Witness the most mysterious, spectacular and amusing migrations on the planet, from zebras in Africa to monarch butterflies in Mexico. (Available in Spanish.)

Born to Be Wild

(Grades K-12)

From the rainforests of Borneo to the Kenyan savannah, follow two teams of experts as they rescue, rehabilitate, and return orangutans and elephants back to the wild. (Available in Spanish.)


(Grades K-3)

Enter the magical, miniscule world of a butterfly and a praying mantis, and meet their bizarre and beautiful buggy friends. (Available in Spanish.)

Coral Reef Adventure

(Grades K-12)

Soar over the volcanic peaks of Tahiti, dive 350 feet to explore deep corals off the shore of Fiji and swim among hundreds of sharks in the canyons of the Rangiroa atoll.

Cosmic Voyage

(Grades 4-12)

Mixing exciting computer animation with cutting-edge science, Cosmic Voyage provides a sweeping view of the universe across some 42 orders of magnitude and explores some of the greatest scientific theories.

Deep Sea  Leaving after 3/11. Book before it's gone!

(Grades 3-9)

Come see the breathtaking views of the tremendous diversity of marine life and witness the importance of interrelationships between animals to the health of the environment. From the Mantis Shrimp—who engages in a one-on-one, matador-like challenge with a threatening octopus—to the Green Sea Turtle—who allows schools of fish aestheticians to clean its shell of unwanted algae—DEEP SEA focuses on the unusual and often surprising alliances struck between some of the world’s most extraordinary animals.


(Grades K-12)

This Academy Award-nominated film invites viewers to take the plunge with dolphins, from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the windswept seas of Patagonia.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

(Grades 3-12)

Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots and solar cars, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.


(Grades 4-12)

Experience the dramatic story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy on the world’s highest mountain.

Flight of the Butterflies

(Grades K-12)

Join the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey as it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, and a scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. (Available in Spanish.)

Forces of Nature

(Grades 4-12)

Showcasing the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms, this film follows scientists as they go on ground-breaking quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered. (Available in Spanish.)

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

(Grades 4-12)

Take an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River on a critical mission of water conservation and river restoration.


(Grades 3-12)

Featuring stunning imagery of distant galaxies, planets and the birth of stars, Hubble showcases NASA’s last mission to service one of history’s most important observatories. (Available in Spanish.)

The Human Body

(Grades 4-6)

Get an astonishing look at the daily biological processes that go on in our own bodies without our control and often without our notice. (Available in Spanish.)

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

(Grades K-12)

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species that are not highly endandgered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her ligelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.  


(Grades 5-12)

Enjoy this dialogue about the beliefs, history and traditions of Jewish, Muslim and Christian families from the perspectives of three teenage girls who live in Jerusalem. Archaeologist Dr. Jodi Magness explores extraordinary historical sites in Jerusalem to better understand the history of this crossroads of civilization. (Available in Spanish.)

Journey Into Amazing Caves Leaving after 4/24. Book before it's gone!

(Grades 4-12)

Intrepid filmmakers and cavers bring back unprecedented footage from remote ice caves, underwater caves and terrestrial caves.

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

(Grades 4-5)

This film follows Lewis and Clark’s grueling 8,000-mile expedition through prairies, forests, and river rapids as they document plant and animal specimens and meet with Native American tribes at the turn of the 19th century. (Available in Spanish.)

The Living Sea

(Grades 4-12)

Filmed in stunning locations around the world, this film celebrates the beauty, power, and importance of the ocean.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

(Grades 4-12)

Follow explorers and scientists as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies, bringing to life the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. (Available in Spanish.)

Mysteries of Egypt

(Grades 4-12)

Set against the wondrous backdrop of the sweeping Nile and the majestic Giza pyramids, this film takes the viewer on an engaging journey through the Land of the Pharaohs.

Mysteries of the Unseen World

(Grades 4-12)

This film investigates things that are normally too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the human eye to see. Innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology result in stunning, larger-than-life images.

Mystery of the Nile

(Grades 4-12)

Encounter dangerous rapids, hippos and crocodiles, as well as the beauty of ancient cultures from Ethiopia to Egypt, as you travel the world’s longest river. (Available in Spanish.)

National Parks Adventure

(Grades 2-12)

Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches. Learn its history and the vital contributions of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt to the establishment of our national park system. (Available in Spanish.)


(Grades K-12)

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen! Join Qian Qian the panda on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside of her protected habitat and discovers her true animal nature.

Ring of Fire

(Grades 4-12)

This film showcases the immense natural forces of the great circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that ring the Pacific Ocean, and the varied people and cultures that coexist with them.


(Grades 3-12)

Experience monsoons, hurricanes and tornadoes around the planet as you journey with scientists seeking to predict these phenomena.

Superpower Dogs

(Grades 1-12)

Join an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs. As we discover the astonishing science behind their amazing abilities, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

To the Arctic

(Grades 1-12)

The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced 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. (Available in Spanish.)

To the Limit

(Grades 5-12)

Follow the spectacular feats performed by three athletes—a rock climber, an Olympic skier and a prima ballerina—including endoscopic photography of the body’s inner workings.

Turtle Odyssey

(Grades 1-12)

Sea Turtles are some of Earth’s most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining healthy, marine food webs. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.

Under the Sea

(Grades 2-12)

Experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea in the most exotic and isolated locations on Earth, including southern Australia and Papua New Guinea. (Available in Spanish.)


Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

(Grades 2-12)

Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. With over 500 active volcanoes, Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the store of the planet's creation, and the story of us.