Due to severe water damage, McWane Science Center will be closed for maintenance and reopen soon.
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.
"The Center is a fabulous place to allow my child's learning experience to grow. Each time we visit, she notices something new to her that keeps her fascinated."
"It is a place where we can have fun, and learn at the same time. We also feel safe, and never have a dull moment. There are so many things to do!"
"Great place to go anytime, even a horrible rainy day or extra temps, because we never have to walk outside. Straight from our garage to the parking deck!"