Educational Film Library

The GIANT Screen Theater at the Putnam Museum, featuring a full audience with an image of King Tut on the movie screen.

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Make Learning GIANT

It’s like visiting a six-story classroom when you enter the GIANT Screen Theater.

In this premiere theater environment (one of only a handful of 4K digital Giant Screens in the country!) your students can experience beyond life-size and incredible close-up views of the ocean, space, amazing animals and even time-travel right from their seats. Our collection of 2D and 3D movies is sure to inspire discussion, create connections and bring learning to life! Documentary movies run approximately 40-50 minutes.

Additional films may be selected from the Giant Screen Digital Library for groups of 50 or more. Scheduling these films is based on availability of the Theater.

Our Educational Film Offerings

Experience the Dinosaurs Alive! 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Dinosaurs Alive 3D

Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery, featuring the earliest creatures of the Triassic to the monsters of the Cretaceous reincarnated life-sized…

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Experience the Hidden Universe 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Hidden Universe 3D

Hidden Universe takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other. With the full power of…

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Experience National Geographic's Jerusalem movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater


Through breathtaking aerial footage, eye-opening personal stories, and remarkable historical perspective, Jerusalem takes viewers inside the heart of the ancient city in ways never seen before.

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Experience the Journey To Space 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Journey To Space 3D

Narrated by Patrick Stewart. In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the…

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Experience the Mummies 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Mummies 3D

In mind-blowing IMAX® detail, unravel the enshrouded human time capsules that have become the most fascinating mystery of our time – Egypt’s mummies. Probe ancient…

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Experience the National Parks Adventure movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

National Parks Adventure 3D

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive…

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Experience the Superpower Dogs 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Superpower Dogs 3D

SUPERPOWER DOGS is a made-for-GIANT Screen documentary that demonstrates that our pets are capable of having superpowers. With the help of loving humans who help train…

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Experience the Titans of the Ice Age 3D movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Titans of the Ice Age 3D

Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization.…

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Experience the Volcanoes: The Fire of Creation movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Volcanos 3D

Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped forge the world we know. From the continents to the air…

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Experience the BBC Earth's Wild Africa movie at the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater

Wild Africa

BBC Earth’s WILD AFRICA 3D is a spectacular journey across the wildest continent on earth. Students will fly along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers…

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