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.

Rocky Mountain Express
Availability:
  • 3pm Tuesday-Sunday
Duration:
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.

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Beavers
Beavers
Availability:
  • 11am* (if booked by school group) Sep 6–Nov 3
Duration:
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

Humpback Whales
Humpback Whales
Availability:
  • 5pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays in September
Duration:
45 min

Dive into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 15-metre, 44-tonne animals migrate more than 9,600 kilometres round-trip every year.

Humpback Whales - Narrated by Ewan McGregor - Official IMAX Theatrical Trailer [4K]

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
Availability:
  • 4pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
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). 

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Wonders of the Arctic
Wonders of the Arctic Poster
Availability:
  • 5pm*
  • *Saturday, Sunday and Holidays beginning in October
Duration:
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
Availability:
  • 1pm (Tuesday-Sunday until Nov 3)
  • 11am* (if booked by school group) Sep 6–Nov 3
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.

Dream Big Educator Trailer

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OMNIMAX® Notice

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. 

Showtimes

OMNIMAX® schedule for September 5–November 3:

11amTeacher's Choice*
12pmA Beautiful Planet
1pmDream Big
2pmA Beautiful Planet
3pmRocky Mountain Express 
4pmA Beautiful Planet**
5pmHumpback Whales (September), Wonders of the Arctic (October)**

*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. 

11am Teachers Choice 

Sept 26Human Body
Sept 28Human Body
Sept 29Rescue (French)
Oct 3Beavers
Oct 6Wonders of the Arctic
Oct 10D-Day
Oct 11Human Body
Oct 12Dream Big
Oct 13Humpback Whales
Oct 18Dream Big