Reserve a film from our library for your field trip or special event!*  

If you are interested in seeing one of the films below, please call 314.289.4424 for more information.

*Film library requests during public operating hours are available for groups of 25 or more people, Mondays and Thursdays, at 10am, 11am, or 12pm.  Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the scheduled visit. To hold the reservation, a $50 nonrefundable processing fee must be paid by credit card.

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The Alps - 2007

In the thin air above Switzerland, on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger, an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned father's life.

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Born to be Wild - 2011

Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time.

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Everest - 1998

A group of aspiring climbers set out to reach the peak of one of the most challenging mountains in the world, Everest. During their journey the team experiences the death of a fellow climber. In this life-or-death struggle will they find the courage to make it to the top?

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Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag - 2004

Take a trip with John "Otter" Stratton on his F-15 fighter aircraft as he takes on the most challenging missions a fighter pilot faces during his career. Red Flag is where pilots and other important team members get their final training before going into real-life combat.

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Forces of Nature - 2004

It is one thing to contemplate the immense power of nature, another to experience these forces first-hand. Forces of Nature showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes as we follow scientists on their groundbreaking quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered.

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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk - 2008

A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

Music by Dave Matthews Band.
Narrated by Robert Redford.

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The Greatest Places - 1998

A large-format film that takes you on an educational journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth, including Greenland, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, Tibet, Iguazu and the Amazon. (Closed captions are not available for this film.)

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Hubble - 2010

Hubble vividly recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing -- the Hubble Space Telescope. Narrated by Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio.

Educator Guide: Grades 3-5 • Educator Guide: Grades 6-8 • Trailer

Hurricane on the Bayou - 2006

Experience the power of Katrina and the reality of a hurricane in this emotional and music-driven film. From the producers of Everest and shot in the midst of Katrina, watch as the people of New Orleans make a musical journey as they search for help to restore the vital wetlands of Louisiana and give hope for the future.

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Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa - 2002

This adventure of the human spirit brings you along with five trekkers and a local guide to the top of Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world. Along the journey, you'll encounter strange landscapes and endure harsh conditions as you travel through five climates, all while learning about the formation of the African continent and the Great Rift Valley.

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Jerusalem - 2013

Follow the lives of three Jerusalemites of varying backgrounds and religious cultures as they tell the stories about what makes the city of Jerusalem so unique and great. Discover ancient ruins and other amazing landmarks of this historical place.

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Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West - 2002

It was the dawn of a nation - a time before the American West became known as the frontier, and little was known about what lay within. Two captains, courageous in spirit and unyielding in their dedication to their mission, led 31 people, including one woman and her infant son, to the Pacific Ocean and back. Audiences will experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark. Narrated by Jeff Bridges.

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National Parks Adventure

Explore the wilds of America and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service in this giant screen film as big as the outdoors. National Parks Adventure, narrated by Robert Redford, is an adventure for the whole family. Journey through some of America's most majestic wild places and discover a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all. National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes.

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Magic of Flight - 1996

Experience the thrill of flying and soar through the history of flight, from the Wright brothers to the dramatic high-speed acrobatics of the world-renowned Blue Angels. Narrated by Tom Selleck.

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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon - 2005

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon showcases the past, present and future of space exploration as moviegoers experience what the extraordinary Apollo astronauts did when they first stepped onto the Moon. Narrated by Tom Hanks.

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Mystery of the Nile - 2005

A breathtaking, cinematic adventure that takes you on an expedition down the world's greatest and most deadly river, the Blue Nile. For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown face seemingly insurmountable challenges as they make their way along all 3,260 miles of the river to become the first in history to complete a full descent of the Blue Nile from source to sea.

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Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey - 2002

This thrilling film is an exploration of the sights and sounds of continents and cultures, guided by the internationally acclaimed performers of the sensational stage show STOMP.

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Rocky Mountain Express - 2011

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.

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Sea Monsters - 2007

Some of the largest and most ferocious creatures of the sea come to life through animation and recreations in this prehistoric adventure.

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Space Station - 2002

Narrated by Tom Cruise, SPACE STATION is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where you can experience for yourself life in zero gravity aboard the new station. You will blast off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts to see their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth.

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To The Arctic - 2012

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

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Tornado Alley - 2011

This giant screen adventure takes viewers on an epic chase through the severe weather capital of the world. Narrated by Bill Paxton, the film follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2 on separate missions to encounter one of the earth's most awe-inspiring events--the birth of a tornado.

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Under the Sea - 2010

Explore some of the Earth's most remote and exotic waters in Under the Sea. Narrated by Jim Carrey, this film pulls viewers into the depths of the highly bio-diverse regions of the Indo-Pacific, exploring the strange and extraordinary creatures that call its seas home.

Educator Guide: Grades 3-5 • Educator Guide: Grades 6-8  • Trailer

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius - 2008

Dive into the heart of Van Gogh’s paintings. For the first time, discover in IMAX the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of a great genius as they take on a new life before our eyes. Relive Vincent’s life journey through his letters, see the places that inspired him, and the paintings.

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