IMAX Educational Movies & Learning Labs
Embark on an educational journey in IMAX at Marbles and engage students with movies that educate, enlighten and entertain. IMAX documentaries present knowledge in a powerful, popular medium that will inspire lively classroom discussion. Add an optional Learning Lab to your visit and expand on movie content with hands-on activities. Students will be captivated like never before with a larger-than-life learning experience on NC’s biggest screen!
More about Learning Labs:
- 45 minutes of hands-on activities for 4th-8th grade students
- Expand on content of IMAX documentaries
- Content aligned with the new Common Core and NC Essential Standards
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D
From the producer of Born to Be Wild 3D
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived here as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D + Optional Learning Lab
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D will allow viewers to see things not visible to the naked eye, thanks to the film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology. The audience will be taken into the microscopic world once reserved only for scientists to see a whole new universe of things, events and creatures. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, the setting and story are pure entertainment, but the science is breathtakingly real.
Narrated by Forest Whitaker; 40 minutes
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D Learning Lab
Students enter the cutting-edge world of nanoscience and explore how properties, surfaces and forces work differently at the nanoscale and how nanoscience is paving the way to innovation in biology, chemistry, engineering and consumer products.
Journey to the South Pacific 3D
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will takes audiences on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
Narrated by Cate Blanchett; 45 minutes
Experience the incredible story of two adorable and endangered species – orangutans and elephants – and the trailblazing heroes saving them from extinction in Kenya and Borneo.
Born to Be Wild Learning Lab
Born to Be Wild 3D Learning Lab Introduction
Investigate the longest insect migration on Earth and soar alongside half a billion butterflies heading south on a perilous 3,000 mile journey across North America. Watch butterflies unite countries and cultures and turn scientists into detectives uncovering the amazing journey of these tiny creatures.
Narrated by Gordon Pinsent; 40 minutes
Flight of the Butterflies Learning Lab
NC Science Essential Standards Match: 4, 5, 7, 8
Experience the power and spectacle of tornadoes, floods, volcanoes and hurricanes. Learn how natural disasters occur and what scientists and engineers are doing to predict and prepare for the future.
Forces of Nature Learning Lab
NC Science Essential Standards Match: 4, 5, 6, 7
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Forces of Nature Learning Lab Introduction
Explore the grandeur of galaxies and nebulae, the birth and death of stars and the curiosities and mysteries of our celestial surroundings through amazing never-before-seen imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio; 44 minutes
Venture to the top of the world to watch a mother polar bear and her twin cubs struggle to survive in a frigid environment of immense glaciers, melting ice, majestic snowbound peaks and spectacular waterfalls. Get up close and personal to this extraordinary story of survival in the Arctic.
To The Arctic 3D Learning Lab
Two captains, courageous in spirit and unyielding in dedication to their mission, lead a group of explorers to the Pacific Ocean and back. Experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolds before the eyes of Lewis and Clark during their journey into uncharted territory to find a new water passageway and to describe for science the wonders they encounter.
Experience face-to-face encounters with mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. Explore some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth and the impact of global climate change on our ocean wilderness.
Narrated by Jim Carrey; 45 minutes
Embark on a quest of adrenaline-packed discovery with World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater and explore one of the toughest surfing regions in the world to find out how waves influence and shape the entire planet.