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FUN FACT:McWane Science Center’s current building foot print has existed since 1899.

SPECIAL NOTICE

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.

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IMAX Dome LogoThe 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.

What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"It means a reward for our family if we are being good on the weekends."

"WE LOVE MCWANE CENTER!! GREAT WAY TO GIVE KIDS AN INTRO TO SCIENCE & something nice for a family outing"

"A source of educational fun for not only our children but us as well. It also makes a great way to spend a rainy day."

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