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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.

The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater will be closed from Wednesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 25th due to maintenance.

 

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"It's a good place to take my sons to see new things, learn new things and play with some favorites. They learn without realizing it."

"A great place for me to have some good quality time with my family."

"It is somewhere my kiddies can have so much fun without them realizing that they are actually learning. When my four year old asked me about heart rate from the wheelchair and monitor experiment once we got home I was just absolutely enthralled that she retained something we saw and discussed."

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