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.

Amazon Adventure
Man with a monkey
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group & subject to availability) – April 3 to June 1
  • 1pm, 5pm* – April 3 to June 1
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm* – June 2 to 29
  • *4pm shows play Sat/Sun/Hol only.
Duration:
45 min

This film tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting forth the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for natural selection.

Pandas
Availability:
  • Starting June 30
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm* 6pm**
  • *4pm & 5pm shows plays Sat/Sun/Hol only.
  • **6pm shows on Twilight Tuesdays only.
Duration:
40 min

Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas is a heartwarming story about reintroducing pandas that were born in captivity, back into the wild.

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the giant panda captive breeding program to the next level. This film follows a panda researcher, whose passion for their preservation leads her to initiate a new technique that is inspired by a black bear rehabilitator, in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration, becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan, as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side.

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group & subject to availability) – April 3 to June 29
  • 3pm – April 3 to June 29
Duration:
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). 

Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Dream Big poster
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group & subject to availability)
  • 1pm - June 2 to 29
Duration:
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.

Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Availability:
  • 7:30pm, Tuesdays from July 3–July 31
Duration:

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk, directed from his own original screenplay. Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Christopher Nolan has captured the majority of Dunkirk with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution 2D film cameras to deliver OMNIMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire OMNIMAX screen and show audiences up to 40% more of the image. Science World's showings of Dunkirk will be in IMAX 70mm film.

This film is rated PG for violence and coarse language.

107 minutes with a 20 minute intermission.

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OMNIMAX® Notice

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we will be playing Wonders of the Arctic in the OMNIMAX® theatre at 1pm and 3pm.

Showtimes


OMNIMAX® schedule for June 2June 29:

11am*Teacher's Choice
12pmAmazon Adventure
1pmDream Big
2pmAmazon Adventure 
3pmA Beautiful Planet
4pm**Amazon Adventure
5pm**America Wild

*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.

**4pm and 5pm shows play Sat/Sun/Hol only.

OMNIMAX® schedule for National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21

11am*Teacher's Choice
12pmAmazon Adventure
1pmWonders of the Arctic
2pmAmazon Adventure 
3pmWonders of the Arctic
4pm**Amazon Adventure
5pm**America Wild

*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.

**4pm and 5pm shows play Sat/Sun/Hol only.

OMNIMAX® schedule for June 30Sept 3:

11amMysteries of Egypt (June 30 and July 1 only)
12pmPandas
1pmA Beautiful Planet (July)
2pmPandas
3pmAmazon Adventure (July)
4pm*Pandas
5pm*Dream Big (July)
6pm**Pandas 
7:30pm**Dunkirk (July)

*4pm and 5pm shows play Sat/Sun/Hol only.
**Only playing during Twilight Tuesdays.

11am Teacher's Choice 

June 18Hubble
June 19Amazon Adventure
June 20Dream Big
June 21A Beautiful Planet
June 22Rocky Mountain Express