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.
"We love that there is a science museum here in Birmingham. We visit all the time and we love coming, even though we know what some of the exhibits are. Thank you for being there!"
"Wonderful place to bring grandchildren who live in ATL and NC during their visits"
"We usually go once a year but this year decided to get a membership, however, I am starting to think that was a huge mistake. exhibits are the same as they were last year, a few added dinosaurs but for the most part nothing has changed except poor hospitality."