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FUN FACT: McWane’s existing exterior Art Deco design was built after a massive fire in 1934.
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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

"Our grandchildren live in Huntsville.  Part of the anticipation of coming to Nana and Papa's is knowing we will visit the McWane Center."

"We have visited twice since March. We plan to come as often as we can - we live about 90 miles away. I have two boys and the fact that they are learning something with each exhibit AND most are interactive to keep them busy, makes it an enjoyable experience for all of us."

"It provides a place where I can take my son to learn about animals and nature (which he loves). Financially it is a great investment, and the movies are always great."

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