From Our Screen to Yours!

The Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are both open for business, and we look forward to your next visit. Until then, enjoy these award-winning, family-friendly documentaries. 

Through a partnership with Giant Screen Films, The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater is pleased to offer you access to a selection of top-rated documentaries. Enjoy these giant adventures at home for less than $1.  Go beyond the screen with educational activities that accompany most of these titles. Use the film links below for special Tennessee Aquarium access and pricing.

Pop some popcorn and make this a household movie night. Get ready to embark upon a cinematic journey together to the far corners of the earth – or across the eons!

Want to learn more about the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater? Visit tnaqua.org/imax!

Dinosaurs Alive!

43 minutes

Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous, “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.

Narrated by Michael Douglas

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français                     Free Learning Guide

Wild Ocean

45 minutes

Wild Ocean is an award-winning, action-packed adventure exploring the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind.

Narrated by John Kani

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français                     Free Learning Guide


Dark Universe

25 minutes

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the universe and our place in it — and to new frontiers for exploration. Through stunningly detailed scenes based on authentic scientific data, Dark Universe brings audiences to the cutting edge of cosmic exploration to reveal the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to confront two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español                       Free Learning Guide


Wonders of the Arctic

45 minutes

Wonders of the Arctic centers on our ongoing mission to explore and come to terms with the Arctic. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animal who have adapted to a land of ice and snow.

Narrated by Victor Garber

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français                     Free Learning Guide


Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

42 minutes

Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions, the film tells the story of one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of forty mummies, including twelve Kings of Egypt, among them the legendary Rameses the Great.

Narrated by Christopher Lee

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français                     Free Learning Guide


The Last Reef

43 minutes

Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls in the sub-arctic pulsating with anemones and crustaceans: these biodiversity hot spots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Groundbreaking macro cinematography explores these cities beneath the sea.

Narrated by Jamie Lee

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français                     Free Learning Guide


Waking the T.Rex

26 minutes

Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE traces the life of one of the most fearsome predators of the Cretaceous. Join scientists as they decipher fossil clues to piece together the lifelong struggles, from nest to death, of this famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Witness SUE’s life events unfold, including an epic battle with a Triceratops, in a world where the only rule is eat or be eaten.

Narrated by Joan Allen

Rental: US $0.99                         English                                               Free Learning Guide


Mysteries of China

41 minutes

Through the lens of one of the great archaeological events of the modern age – the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the First Emperor’s Tomb – Mysteries of China reveals the underlying story of how this world superpower came to be.

Narrated by Avery Brooks

Rental: US $0.99                    English | Español | Français         


As pioneers in immersive storytelling for over two decades, GSF is a producer and distributor of enriching content that pushes the boundaries of new mediums – from large-format films to interactive virtual reality. Our productions challenge the imaginations and curiosity of life-long learners, young and old, offering unforgettable museum and media experiences around the world.