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FUN FACT: If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour.
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The John W. Woods IMAX® Dome Theater is an experience like no other!  Our 280 seats sit under a 5 story, 79ft. diameter tilted, domed screen.  The IMAX® Dome image fills your entire field of vision and the audio surrounds you to create a truly immersive sight and sound film experience. 

The IMAX® Dome is a large format, 70mm film projection system that uses legendary IMAX® technology to create amazing images of unsurpassed resolution and impact.  Combined with 15,000 watts and six channels of digital surround sound, it is the ultimate movie experience.  IMAX® film has the largest film frame in motion picture history – ten times the size of a standard 35mm frame!  In just 40 minutes, the projector carries more than 10,000 feet of film at 24 frames per second.  Thanks to a glass-enclosed projection room, you can watch as the Projectionist loads the projector and elevates it into position for starting and viewing the show.

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"Just moved back to the area and my visit was with grandson school field trip. My first visit in 10+ years and had a blast. Hope to come back with grandkids again. It's a little pricey for a fixed income but would still love to try."

"We just love it and we are so glad we have the McWane center here in Birmingham! It's somewhere our whole family can go to have fun."

"A great place to bring out of town guests or family and also a great place to be due to bad weather or extreme outside temps."

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