OMNIMAX® Theatre

Enhance your Science World experience with an immersive film on the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world! At an incredible 5 storeys high and 27 metres in diameter, the theatre boasts a sensational wrap-around digital sound system to put you right in the middle of the action.

This summer, in recognition of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Science World OMNIMAX® will be featuring a retrospective of some of the most loved, giant screen films on Canadian subjects. The films being showcased are: Beavers, (the first film shown in our OMNIMAX®  Theatre upon the EXPO Centre re-opening as Science World in 1989), Rocky Mountain ExpressFlight of the Butterflies and Wonders of the Arctic.  We will also be showing: Dream Big and A Beautiful Planet.

Rocky Mountain Express
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm daily
  • 6pm & 8pm on Twilight Thursdays
45 min

Travel by steam train through the Canadian Rockies and discovery the extraordinary story of the building of Canada’s first transcontinental railway. Ride along deep river canyons, witness some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and join in the human drama and epic engineering that shaped a continent.


Photo credit: Cheryl Reynolds, courtesy of Worth a Dam
  • 11am
30 min

Beavers plunges into the habitat of one of nature’s greatest engineers for an intimate look at our national symbol, drawing viewers into the story of a family of beavers as they grow, play and transform the world around them.

Beavers - IMAX trailer

Flight of the Butterflies
  • 3pm
45 min

It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. Join Dr Fred Urquhart and discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and experience the most incredible migration on Earth.

Flight of the Butterflies - Official Theatrical Trailer

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
  • 5pm
45 min

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). 

Beautiful Planet

Wonders of the Arctic
Wonders of the Arctic Poster
  • 7pm on Twilight Thursdays
45 min

The Inuit and their predecessors adapted and thrived for thousands of years in what is arguably the harshest environment on earth. Today, the Arctic is the focus of intense research. Instead of seeking to conquer the north, scientist pioneers are searching for answers to some troubling questions about the impacts of human activities around the world on this fragile and largely uninhabited frontier. Join in on the ongoing mission to explore the Arctic, and hear the compelling stories of forays into this captivating place. Underlying these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are impacting the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.

Wonders of the Arctic - Official Trailer 1080P HD

Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Dream Big poster
  • 1pm (until Nov 3)
  • 11am* (if booked by school group) Sep 6–Nov 3
45 min

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. 

DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Dream Big Educator Trailer

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OMNIMAX® Theatre elevator will be out of service from until early Fall 2017. This means that access to the theatre is limited to a 200m ramp, with a fairly steep incline. We recommend that anyone with mobility challenges or concerns, visit our OMNIMAX® Theatre after the elevator repairs have been completed. 

Please note: August 21, the 11am screening of Beavers is cancelled. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy special eclipse programming in the Science Park and outside the main entrance.


OMNIMAX® Summer Schedule  July 1September 4

12pmRocky Mountain Express
1pmDream Big
2pmRocky Mountain Express
3pmFlight of the Butterflies
4pmRocky Mountain Express
5pmA Beautiful Planet

OMNIMAX® Twilight Thursdays

6pmRocky Mountain Express
7pmWonders of the Arctic
8pm Rocky Mountain Express


OMNIMAX® schedule for September 5–November 3:

11amTeacher's Choice*
12pmA Beautiful Planet
1pmDream Big
2pmA Beautiful Planet

*Teacher’s Choice available Monday–Friday, (except holidays). Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Group minimum of 20 applies. Public may also purchase tickets.

**Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.