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FUN FACT: The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
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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.

 

Advanced ticket sales for STAR WARS: The Force Awakens are available online or by calling directly (205) 714-8414 or buying direct at the Ticketing Counter inside McWane Science Center.

 

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"My grandchildren love it there!!!! Zip line addition is awesome!!!!"

"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."

"I am a teacher, so I visit the Center quite often. But, Spring break was my two sons first time visiting, the had a blast!!!"

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