Documentary premieres July 1, 2023; tickets available now

BOSTON, MA — The Museum of Science, Boston, today announced the opening of its newest film, Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope. This immersive cinematic experience will take visitors on an awe-inspiring journey into the life and work of one of the world’s most renowned ethologists and naturalists.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has long been recognized as a trailblazer who revolutionized our understanding of the world. The film is structured around Goodall’s four main pillars of hope: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power and dedication of young people, and the indomitable human spirit.

“Dr. Goodall’s work and her unwavering dedication to conservation and inspiring hope align with our vision of a world where science belongs to each of us for the good of all of us,” said David Sittenfeld, Center for Environment, Energy, and Biodiversity. “This film offers the Museum a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and complexity of our natural world and motivates viewers to take action in protecting it.”

The Mugar Omni Theater, with its state-of-the-art IMAX® dome, invites audiences to explore Dr. Goodall’s early primate research through historical footage, as well as her current work as a global advocate for environmental and wildlife conservation.

Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope is produced by Science North and distributed by Cosmic Picture. The family-friendly film will open Saturday, July 1, at the Mugar Omni Theater. Tickets are available now at

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About Cosmic Picture
Cosmic Picture was founded to produce and distribute the most compelling cinematic experiences possible to change people’s perception of the universe in ways never imagined. Cosmic Picture represents one of the industry’s largest libraries of top-quality giant screen and full-dome films including the National Geographic library of documentaries. Past films include award-winning IMAX(R) and giant-screen productions and transformative environmental documentaries with tremendous social impact including Superpower Dogs, Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction, and Extreme Weather. To discover more, visit

About Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world every single day. Dr. Goodall is best known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, transformative research that continues to this day as the longest-running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Dr. Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation, advocacy, animal welfare, research, and youth empowerment organization, including her global Roots & Shoots program. Jane has worked extensively on climate action, human rights, conservation, and animal welfare issues for decades, and continues to be a central voice in the work to advance environmental progress. Today, Jane is a global phenomenon spreading hope and turning it into meaningful positive impact to create a better world for people, other animals, and the planet we share.

About the Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global, community-centered conservation organization founded in 1977 that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries around the world. They aim to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats and empower people to be compassionate citizens in order to inspire the conservation of the natural world we share. JGI uses research, collaboration with local communities, best-in-class animal welfare standards, and innovative science and technology to inspire hope and transform it into action for the common good. Through their Roots & Shoots program for young people of all ages, now active in more than 65 countries around the world, JGI is creating an informed and compassionate critical mass of people who will help to create a better world for people, other animals, and our shared environment.