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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

"It means someplace fun and educational for the whole family. It means someplace COOL and INDOORS on hot days and WARM and INDOORS on cold days. It means making new friends to my daughter with autism. It means finding new ways to safely get lost for my three year old son. (I lose him at least twice per visit, but he always comes back unharmed. This was the first visit that the exhibit hall entry security guard didn't get to know him on sight due to multiple escape efforts.)"

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

"It's a great day trip for us and an invaluable resource to our homeschooling journey. My kids are entertained and educated."

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