National Museum of Natural History opens Jerusalem Nov 22

The National Museum of Natural History presents Jerusalem in 3-D at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater on Nov. 22. Tickets are on sale now at

Jerusalem, sacred to half the people on Earth, has been fought over for millennia. It has been conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly for 5,000 years. Jerusalem, the new 3-D giant-screen film adventure from National Geographic Entertainment, explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this ancient, enigmatic place.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek into the Darkness, PBS’s Sherlock), Jerusalem gives audiences a rare glimpse of the storied city and exclusive access to iconic holy sites, including the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee and Masada, in addition to lesser-known parts of the region.

Jerusalem presents the story from many perspectives—interviewing a prominent archaeologist and following real-life inhabitants of the ancient city to explore the enduring appeal of this unique crossroads of civilization. Audiences will also meet three teenagers who call Jerusalem home—Farah Ammouri, Revital Zacharie and Nadia Tadros—from each of the three major world religions that share it: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Individual tickets for Jerusalem are on sale now and may be purchased up to two weeks in advance. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now for any date during the film’s expected run. The public may visit any Smithsonian Theaters box office, call (866) 868-7774 or visit for information and to purchase tickets.