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Mysteries of the Unseen World will be shown in 3D digital and 2D film.

The film will reveal phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. 

• Viewers will experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception;
• They will “see” the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena of that occur in the flash of a microsecond; 
• They will enter the microscopic world that was once reserved only for scientists, but that Mysteries of the Unseen World makes accessible to the rest of us;
• They will begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is to see on this Earth.

Cat flea (Mysteries of the Unseen World)

Cat flea

National Geographic Films


High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new “super powers” to see beyond what is in front of us. 

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see, a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.

Mysteries of the Unseen World

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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