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Sneak Peek at Natural History Museum’s 3D Theatre

“Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet” makes its LA  debut at the Natural History Museum’s new 3D theatre starting Monday.

This week we got a sneak peek at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s first-ever large screen 3D theater, which will open to the public on Monday, October 1. This is the first new theater experience at NHM in more than a decade. The state-of-the-art 100-seat “NHM 3D Theater” will provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves into a sensory experience and explore new worlds through cinema.

For the inaugural show, NHM will present the Los Angeles debut of Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet, a coproduction by BBC Earth and OceanX Media, narrated by Kate Winslet. Oceans 3D tells the untold stories of the sea’s most astonishing creatures and takes the audience on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth, with the help of new ocean science and technology. Viewers will swim alongside leaping dolphins, sharks, whales, and sea turtles, dive around coral reef ecosystems and journey to the depths of the ocean floor and encounter some of the most extreme and exotic animals ever discovered.

Featuring OceanX’s research vessel, the Alucia, the film is directed by Mark Brownlow (Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, Tiny Giants) and Rachel Butler (Great Barrier Reef) and is distributed worldwide to museum cinemas by BBC Earth and Chicago-based Giant Screen Films & D3D Cinema. Microsoft, a sponsor of the film, is providing educational resources tailored around the messages and themes portrayed in Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet.

Once visitors emerge from the theater and enter the Museum’s exhibition halls, they can view the incredible skeletons of ancient marine creatures swimming overhead in Age of Mammals and the 63-foot fin whale specimen diving in the shimmering Otis Booth Pavilion.

The price of admission to the NHM 3D Theater is $5, when booked online in advance, or $6 when purchased on site, and free for museum members.

For more information, visit NHM.ORG/3DTheater.


Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet
October 1. 2018 – January 31, 2019
Daily showings begin at 10 a.m. and start every half hour until 4 p.m.

Incredible Predators
December 15, 2018 – June 2019

Tiny Creatures
During NHM Bug Fair, May 2019

Tickets to the exhibition are free for NHM members. To become a member, visit

About the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The Natural History Family of Museums includes NHM, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum (Hancock Park/Mid-Wilshire), and the William S. Hart Museum (Newhall, California). The Family of Museums serves more than 1.2 million visitors annually, and it is a national leader in research, exhibitions, and education.  NHM was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913, and has since amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history—more than 35 million objects. NHM is the only natural history museum in the world today that incorporates on- and offsite nature exploration, local wildlife inventories, a slate of community science programs, and active research into a museum paradigm that once focused on the past, but increasingly addresses the present and the future.

About BBC Earth
BBC Earth is a global portfolio brand that invites audiences everywhere to engage with the wonders of our universe.  We bring amazing premium content, television and experiences to the world, across multiple platforms including branded channels, live events, digital & social media, AR/VR, theatrical releases for cinema & giant screen films, and consumer products. We believe that celebrating and connecting with our world is more important than ever, across nature, science, space and the human race. Along with our partners we are continually innovating to find new stories and experiences to bring insight, enlightenment and fresh perspectives to inspire us to think and feel differently about our world.  From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the sheer wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home. BBC Earth is a commercial and global consumer brand managed by BBC Worldwide outside of the UK.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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