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FUN FACT: McWane Science Center’s current building foot print has existed since 1899.
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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

"An awesome way our youth can learn, explore and experience science at their own level.  When we first began our son was 4 and just learning to read and now that he is 5 and can read much more the exhibits are becoming more interactive for him and his interests are peaking...we LOVE the McWane!!!"

"Somewhere safe, fun and educational that children of all ages can enjoy. From my two year old to my teen they all consider McWane a great place to go. Love special displays for the holidays."

"This was our first time purchasing a membership.  We will be back often.  The kids loved it and it's great to have a place to go where they get excited to learn.  Keep up the good work!"

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