Flying Monsters

39 & 20 minutes

  • Wildlife & Natural History
  • Oceans & Marine Life
  • Prehistoric Life
  • History & Civilization
  • Space & Aerospace
  • Earth Science & Engineering
  • Young Audiences Pre-K

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Narrated by Sir David Attenborough

National Geographic Entertainment’s Flying Monsters 3D sets out to uncover the truth about the dinosaur cousin, the pterosaur, with a wingspan of approximately 12 meters (40 feet) and equal to that of a modern-day jet plane. Flying Monsters 3D features one of the greatest mysteries in paleontology: how and why did pterosaurs fly? How did creatures the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies?

The education resources on this page invite you to connect biology and Earth science instruction with pterosaur species investigations using film clips, illustrations, and hands-on activities. Flying Monsters 3D, in theaters now, will inspire and intrigue, sparking students’ imaginations and showing that science is dynamic and happening not too far from our own backyards.