Films, Programs, and Activities avalible for groups

Films

   
Dinos Forces of Nature

 

Dinosarus: Giants of Patagonia

This large format film is good for all ages. This documentary-style narrative follows Dr. Rodolfo Coria, a world-renown Argentinean paleontologist, as we visit sites of major discoveries he has contributed to in Patagonia and travel back in time to see these amazing beasts come to life.  Learn about the gigantic dinosaurs of South America.

"Forces of Nature"

This film showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and severe storms as we follow scientists on their groundbreaking quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered.  Audiences will learn what is being done to predict and prepare for these events and minimize their deadly effects as they come face-to-face with Earth's most  destructive forces.

"Wolves"

The large format film "Wolves" Tells the Remarkable Story of one of the world's most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator. It also tells how against all odds, the unbroken link in our planet's ecological chain has been repaired.


"WILD AUSTRALIA – THE EDGE"

Filmed on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city, this movie is about an ancient wilderness . . . a labyrinth of lost worlds and magical places – beautiful and treacherous waterfalls, canyons and underground rivers, carved by streams that lead back into a world as it was ninety million years ago. Rappel into this world of exotic creatures and unique plant life with our modern bushwhackers!

"Solar Max"

It’s 4.6 billion years old; it’s 1.3 million times the size of the Earth; and every 11 years it lashes out! “Solar Max” tells the story of humankind’s struggle to understand the Sun by taking audiences on an incredible voyage from prehistory to the leading edge of today’s contemporary

"Lost Worlds"

Join narrator Harrison Ford on a scientific adventure from the Arctic to the Equator. Tunnel into the underwater forests of the Pacific, and climb to the top of the mysterious mountains in Venezuela that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World. Discover the wonders of biological diversity-and its importance to us all.


Great Programs  For Younger Kids

 

Wonderful World of Water-How we use it, why it’s important.

Larry, Cat in Space - See the world, and the Moon, from the perspective of Larry, as he follows his human friend to the Moon. 

Dinosaurs!/Maia - Learn about different types of dinosaurs, then follow the story of one dinosaur, Maia. 

Magnificent Whales - Get a close up look at these gentle giants. 

Penguins and the South Pole - Early South Pole exploration and the “little gentlemen of the ice” - penguins. 

Solar System Adventure - A trip to the planets of the Solar System.

Destination: Pluto- A trip to the dwarf planet.  Along the way learn about the other members of our solar system.

Sky Tellers - Traditional Native American stories coupled with   science stories explore astronomy subjects. 

The Little Star that Could - Find out about stars, planets, and galaxies as you journey through the universe with a little star looking for a name.

In My Backyard - An inroduction to seasons as well as the planets and stars along with things to do and see in the backyard and in the sky. Fun songs to sing along with. 

Zubi’s Magical Sky - Make a little magic and find out about the earth, sun, moon, and more. 

The Friendly Stars - Meet our sun 'Sol' as he introduces his family of planets and then take a look at the other stars in our sky.

Programs For older students

 Hands on  Activities

Wonderful World of Water
Destination: Pluto  
Sky Tellers
Ring World
Wright Way to Fly
The Mars Show
Northern Lights
Seeing the Invisible Universe
The Star Gazer
Explorers (Polynesian navigators)
Explorers of Mauna Kea (Telescopes)
Volcanoes
Galaxies
Season of Light (Holiday celebrations around the  world)
Out of the Darkness (Renaissance astronomers)
Voyager Encounters (Outer planets)
Cosmic Catastrophes

Star Finder Activity - The kids cut out and put together a planisphere (Star Finder), we explain how they are used and end up in the theatre looking at the constellations and practicing using the new planisphere.

 Fossil Activity - We discuss what a fossil is and the different types there are, then roll up our sleeves to make our own mud-pie with fossil imprints.

Model Solar System - The kids get to be in a planetary line-up while discussing characteristics of each world and learning about spacial distances.

Mars Lander (Egg Drop) - First we watch a short video of the Mars Lander descending and landing on Mars. We then let the kids make their own 'lander' to try to land their 'Eggstronaut' safely from a height. 

Volcanoes Activity- We learn about what causes Volcanoes, and what causes the continents to move.  Find out about dissolved gasses and the dangers they cause in Volcanoes.