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10:00am to 5:00pm

IMAX® Documentary Film Festival

Experience a day of cinematic wonders at the Fleet with the IMAX Documentary Film Festival. Each of the documentary films will transport you to wondrous places with breathtaking cinematography that can only be experienced 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 (this time with our brand new IMAX with Laser system) or discover amazing films that have never been shown in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater before.
Join us Sunday, October 16, and see a different documentary film screening every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See below for a complete schedule and a short synopsis.
Admission to one documentary film is included with your regular Fleet Experience ticket and members may use their digital theater vouchers. Become an Adventurer Member and see them all! This level membership includes unlimited theater admission for two—that's right, UNLIMITED.  

Want to see multiple documentaries in one day?

We have a three-film and six-film package available! 



Time Film
11 a.m. Born to Be Wild
12 p.m. Under the Sea
1 p.m. Hubble
2 p.m. Everest
3 p.m.  Flight of the Butterflies
4 p.m. National Parks Adventure
5 p.m. Dream Big


Born to Be Wild

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

Under the Sea

Under the Sea offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change upon them.


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


This film takes audiences on an inspirational and harrowing ascent of the world's tallest mountain with a team of four international climbers who find hope, beauty and triumph in the wake of tragedy.

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.

National Parks Adventure

Get ready to go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places.

Dream Big

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 shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.

*Please note: Seating for each screening is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the film(s) of your choice to line up for theater admission. Schedule subject to change.