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
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm** – Jan 8 to March 16
  • **4pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only.
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.

Amazon Adventure Official Trailer - NOW PLAYING

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
  • 1pm, 5pm** – Jan 8 to March 16
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • *11am show is subject to availability.
  • **5pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only.
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

Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Dream Big poster
  • 3pm – Jan 8 to March 16
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • *11am show is subject to availability.
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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Please note: January 16, the OMNIMAX® theatre will be closed all day for a private event. 


OMNIMAX® schedule for January 8–March 16:

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

**4pm, 5pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only. 


11am Teachers Choice 

Jan 18Wonders of the Arctic
Jan 19Titans of the Ice Age