SAN DIEGO—7 November 2023—The Fleet Science Center’s IMAX Documentary Film Festival invites visitors for three full days of cinematic wonders.

The festival runs this weekend, Friday, November 10–Sunday November 12 in the newly renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

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

The festival is a rare opportunity for film buffs to see special films in the world’s first IMAX Giant Dome theater—all in one day. Past favorites and new discoveries are sure to delight. 

Films will be screened every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the festival. 

In honor of Veterans Day, D-Day: Normandy 1944 will be shown twice a day on each of the festival days. 

See the full schedule

The IMAX Documentary Film Festival reflects the Fleet Science Center's commitment to igniting curiosity, fostering exploration, and nurturing a deep love for science within our community.

Join us throughout November for a month of discovery, and a continued celebration of the Fleet Science Center’s 50th Anniversary. For more information, including ticketing and event details, visit

Partial funding for the realization of the significant upgrades to the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater has been generously provided by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

For Media

Please join us at the Fleet Science Center for any or all of our exciting IMAX Documentary Film Festival showings!  

Friday, November 10–Sunday, November 12 IMAX Documentary Film Festival 

To learn more, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Specialist Suzanne Sanders at (619) 238-1233 ext. 804 or  

Información y entrevistas en español también están disponibles para los medios necesarios. 

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About the Fleet Science Center

Since 1973, the Fleet Science Center has been a central link between science, schools and scientific organizations, collaborating with the communities that call San Diego County home. Its mission is simple yet bold: to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. The organization delivers on this mission through engaging experiences and culturally driven education programs in neighborhoods throughout the county and the historic Balboa Park flagship location. The Fleet creates places of inspiration by collaborating with communities to support and grow STEM talent in San Diego. From interactive exhibits and school field trips to free science programs, the Fleet is forward-thinking and consistently evolving to create positive change in the world. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater, presenting the most significant films on the planet. To learn more, visit

About Balboa Park

Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urban-cultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit

Film featuring stills of nature and science films