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.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Availability:
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (beginning Nov 24)
Duration:
45 min

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descent to a lava lake in Vanuatu and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost towns of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you discover molten worlds and exploding crates in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!

Pandas
Availability:
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm** (Sat/Sun/Hol 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.

Amazon Adventure
Man with a monkey
Availability:
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 1pm
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.

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
Availability:
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 3pm
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). 

America Wild: National Parks Adventure
America Wild
Availability:
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 5pm** (Sat/Sun/Hol only)
Duration:
45 min

Take the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within some of the most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

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OMNIMAX® Notice

The OMNIMAX® Theatre can be chilly at times. Please consider bringing an extra sweater if you plan on watching a movie. 

Showtimes

OMNIMAX® Schedule for Nov 1323:

Mon-Fri 

Monday - Friday

11amTeachers Choice*
12pmPandas
1pmAmazon Adventure
2pmPandas
3pmA Beautiful Planet

Sat & Sun

Saturday/Sunday/Holidays

12pmPandas
1pmAmazon Adventure
2pmPandas
3pmA Beautiful Planet
4pmPandas
5pmAmerica Wild

*Teacher’s Choice available Mon–Fri (except holidays). Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Public may also purchase tickets.

OMNIMAX® Schedule for
Nov 24Dec 21:

Mon-Fri 

Monday - Friday

11amTeachers Choice*
12pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
1pmPandas
2pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
3pmAmazon Adventure

Sat & Sun  

Saturday/Sunday/Holidays

12pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
1pmPandas
2pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
3pmAmazon Adventure
4pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
5pmA Beautiful Planet

*Teacher’s Choice available Mon–Fri (except holidays). Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Public may also purchase tickets.


Teacher's Choice*

Nov 15Dream Big
Nov 16Dream Big
Nov 19Human Body
Nov 20Voyage of Time
Nov 21Dream Big
Nov 22Dream Big
Nov 23Humpback Whales
Nov 26Human Body
Nov 27Wonders of the Arctic
Nov 28Amazon Adventure
Nov 29Beavers
Nov 30A Beautiful Planet
Dec 4Dream Big
Dec 5A Beautiful Planet
Dec 6Human Body
Dec 7Mysteries of Egypt
Dec 10Human Body
Dec 12Wonders of the arctic
Dec 13Human Body
Dec 14D-Day

*Schedule subject to change without notice.