The McWane Science Center IMAX Dome Theater is currently closed as it undergoes major renovations.
We thank you for your patience during this process and look forward to inviting guests back soon to enjoy a state of the art dome cinema experience in our newly-renovated theater.
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.
"A comfortable environment (indoor- no rain, heat/cold to contend with) that my kids really enjoy and I can approve of as a educational and enriching experience."
"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."
"We feel very fortunate to have the McWane Science Center nearby to expose our children to the world of science. They have so much fun learning about the world around them in interactive realistic play situations! Personally, I really love the safe, comfortable environment where I can relax and let them go knowing that they are learning as they play!"