Now Playing at the 3D/4D Theater

Now Playing at the 3D/4D Theater

Visitors of the Museum can now enjoy our new 3D/4D Zable Theater, the first of its kind in Balboa Park!

The 3D/4D Zable Theater uses advanced 3D technologies but takes it to the next level of experience; employing interactive seats and unique special effects built into the theater itself. By creating a set of "4D" effects synchronized to the film production, the 3D/4D Zable Theater adds another layer of immersive and experiential fun for audiences of all ages. 4D theaters are a multi-sensory experience and are changing the way people enjoy movies.

The 3D/4D Zable Theater seats 36 guests per show, and they are played continuously each day. The Zable Theater is a special exhibition and included with regular admission. Funding for the Zable Theater was provided by the Walter J. Zable and Betty C. Zable Foundation, Cubic Corporation and the San Diego Air & Space Technology Center.

The current 3D/4D films showing:

Jetpack Adventure

Jetpack Adventures

Join Jett, a boy with a wild imagination, and his cat Jin as they snap into their self-made jetpacks and take off to make it in time for school. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you blast off in a hurry. Find the shortest way to class from high up in the sky! Careful! Don't get blown into pieces against those skyscrapers. Outflank those cars as you fly by on the highway. And when traffic gets too rough, try a nifty shortcut underground. Experience the thrills of this explosive adventure and above all, don't be late for school!

To watch the trailer, click here.

Skate Race


Turbo ignition... Steady on your board... Get your game skils on! You're off! Hug every curve, fly over giant obstacles and take on exhilarating twists and turns as you fight your way to the finish line.

Virtual Time Machine

Virtual Time Machines

Welcome to the Museum of Virtual History, where historical events are not a thing of the past… Witness the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth and the destruction of the dinosaurs.  Be there when Christopher Columbus sets sail for America.  Watch Neil Armstrong take the first step on the Moon. And make sure you run for cover when you get caught in a World War I aerial dogfight.


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