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FUN FACT: Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
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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

"The Center is a fabulous place to allow my child's learning experience to grow.  Each time we visit, she notices something new to her that keeps her fascinated."

"We absolutely LOVE coming to McWane! We visit at least once every two weeks, if not more often. My kids (aged 3 and 2) beg me every week to come! Thanks so much for providing a safe, fun learning environment for us!"

"It means that my son can learn about animals, science and other things he normally wouldn't. We also have a place to come that is fun and educational, without having to worry about weather conditions outside."

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