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.
"It is a wonderful time of learning, science, and fun all at the same time. There's nothing like it around here, that's for sure!"
"I am a teacher, so I visit the Center quite often. But, Spring break was my two sons first time visiting, they had a blast!!! We are currently making plans to reserve April 2nd for a birthday party."
"We enjoyed our visit very much. As our first visit to McWane we took a risk buying a large family membership. My entire family, myself included, had a blast. I love having a local place to take the kids, enjoy ourselves and learn about so many cool, important topics."