National Museum of Natural History

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

Natural History Museum

10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

Please note that the Johnson IMAX Theater will be closing indefinitely on October 1, 2017.

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 September 23, 2017

Format: 2017-09-23
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.

Coming Soon

Jurassic Park Poster

Jurassic Park

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Opens on Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Galapagos Poster

Galapagos 3D

Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr.

Opens on Monday, September 25, 2017
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Deep Sea 3D Poster

Deep Sea 3D

A 3-D digital exploration of the ocean's depths and its creatures.
Opens on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Poster

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

Opens on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Bugs Poster


A film about the various insects in Borneo's rainforest.
Opens on Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Jerusalem poster

Jerusalem 3D

Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities.

Opens on Friday, September 29, 2017
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Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild 3D

Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary about two dedicated animal preservationists. Daphne Sheldrick has created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, while Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has set up an orphanage for orangutans in Borneo.

Opens on Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Interstellar Poster


A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Opens on Saturday, September 30, 2017
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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.