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FUN FACT: If you could drive to the sun—at 55 miles per hour—it would take 193 years.
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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.

FYI: IMAX will be closed on Sunday December 7th.

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"A great activity for our family to choose from when we want to spend quality time together, have fun, and learn something"

"We love it. It's a great place to come and let my daughter play and have fun feeling confident that what age is doing is enriching."

"Love it! Our kids favorite activity in Birmingham!"

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