Daytime Documentaries

Wild Africa

Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.

Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place.  Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.

It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.


​Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages


Tornado Alley

Join adventurer Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!


Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+

Adrenaline Rush

From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.


Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+


Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this small piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience.

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past. Narrated by actor Christopher Lee, Mummies provides audiences a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. Scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts in order to gain insight into modern human genetics and devise new medical treatments. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.


Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages


Watermelon Magic

The Science of Growing. A Story of Sharing.

Watermelon Magic is a lovable and tender story of a young girl named Sylvie who learns to grow -- and eventually part with -- one of nature's most loved summer fruits: the watermelon. The plants ‘magically’ grow from seed-to-flower-to-fruit via time-lapse sequences that bring the garden to life on the Giant Screen. Through humor and drama, audiences experience the challenges and rewards of growing food, and the shared community of plants, soil, nature and people that make up a small farm. This enchanting film tells a story of what is truly magical in our lives.

Duration: 30 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Deepsea Challenge

There are human footprints on the moon and rovers on Mars, but our deepest oceans remain a mystery. Largely unexplored, these dark depths are Earth’s last frontier, yet they could unlock clues to understanding our planet. That notion inspires a history-making scientific expedition at the heart of a new large format film adventure from National Geographic Studios. James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration specially formatted as a new 40-minute giant screen film experience for museums and science centers around the world. The new film is a companion to the full-length feature documentary of the same name released in August 2014.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: 

Prehistoric Planet: Walking with Dinosaurs

Join narrator Benedict Cumberbatch on an extraordinary journey back in time to the Alaska of 70 million years ago. Through the latest in CGI technology, BBC Earth invites you to witness the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be presented on the Giant Screen.


The adventure begins with a herd of large, plant-eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disasters as they fight for survival.


Huge bone beds, found in Alaska and Alberta, reveal that pachyrhinosaurs roamed in vast herds. They very likely undertook epic migrations and had complex social lives, just as animals in large herds do today. Following them on their migrations, we encounter various other species they likely met and interacted with, including the fierce Nanuqsaurus, the top predator of the day.


For this immersive Giant Screen experience, the bodies and movements of the different Cretaceous era species have been precisely recreated from the fossil evidence. Their behaviour is derived from both palaeontology and a detailed knowledge of the behaviour of modern animals, giving these animated creatures an amazing degree of realism.


With its ambitious CGI visuals, Prehistoric Planet: Walking With Dinosaurs reveals the story behind the lives of the dinosaurs and the challenges they faced during a constant battle of survival in the ancient world.

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages