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FUN FACT: If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour.
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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

"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."

"We come here after school as a fun treat about once a week.  We love it!  My boys are always excited to go for a visit, and always very sad to leave.  I love the openness of the upper floor for the little ones to run and play.  It is our favorite indoor place to go in Birmingham."

"It is an educational place to hang out when it is to hot or to wet to go outside."

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