National Museum of Natural History

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

Natural History Museum

10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

Watch the action unfold on the Johnson Theater's 6-story screen—the largest IMAX screen in DC, and one of the largest in the world!

Now Featuring Concessions! The Johnson IMAX Theater now offers a selection of popcorn, candy, soft drinks, wine and beer for all shows.

Showtimes for August 23, 2017

Format: 2017-08-23
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Poster

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D brings to the IMAX® 3D screen a look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

There are no more showtimes for this movie today. Please view the movie page for more information.
Amazon Adventure 3D poster

Amazon Adventure 3D

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's.

Dinosaurs Alive Poster

Dinosaurs Alive 3D

See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in a "life-sized" IMAX® presentation.

National Parks Adventure Poster

National Parks Adventure 3D

MacGillivray Freeman's National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate IMAX® off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.


There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced. There are commercial parking lots and garages located within several blocks of the museums. There are also a limited number of parking spaces for vehicles with the appropriate license plate or permit for visitors with disabilities.