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.

Great Bear Rainforest
Availability:
  • Opening Feb 15
Duration:
45 min

On the remote Pacific shores of Canada lies earth’s largest coastal temperate rainforest, an almost fairy-tale-like chain of granite domes and thickly forested islands, spiked with ancient red cedar trees, carved through by crystal-clear, salmon-rich rivers and bursting with one-of-a-kind natural phenomena.

This primeval land hosts not only some of the world’s most enchanting animals, but also a rare white bear that is neither polar bear nor albino but a “spirit bear,” a black bear with a vanilla coat so mystically beautiful it is revered by the First Nations people who have lived among the bears and protected them for millennia.

Amazon Adventure
Man with a monkey
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group)
  • 3pm
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.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Availability:
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm*
  • *Sat/Sun/Holidays
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, descend 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!

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group)
  • 5pm*
  • *Sat/Sun/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). 

Pandas
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group)
  • 1pm
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.

@swomnimax on Instagram

OMNIMAX Notice

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

Please note the 12pm and 1pm OMNIMAX® films will still be playing on Feb 7, 2019.

Showtimes

OMNIMAX® Schedule for
Jan 7Feb 14:

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*

Jan 15Human Body
Jan 16Mysteries of Egypt
Jan 18Mysteries of Egypt
Jan 22Beavers
Jan 24A Beautiful Planet
Jan 25A Beautiful Planet
Jan 30Dream Big
Feb 1Human Body
Feb 5Dream Big
Feb 6Human Body
Feb 8Humpback Whales

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

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