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.

The Dream Is Alive
Availability:
  • 1pm*
  • *(Excluding June 1-9)
Duration:
40 min

Shot by 14 NASA astronauts on three shuttle missions in 1984, The Dream Is Alive gives the viewer an unprecedented window on board the space shuttle. The film includes footage of launches and landings, satellite capture and repairs, space walks and an inside look at how the astronauts live in space. Experience the sensation of weightlessness and the splendour of Earth from 250 miles up.

Seasons
Availability:
  • 5pm Sat/Sun/Holidays only*
  • *(Excluding June 1,2,8,9)
Duration:

Narrated by William Shatner, this OMNIMAX® film tells the story of the sun and life's response to its powerful presence. Budding trees, flowing streams, fields of sunflowers, plants, animals, and humans are all part of the story. From the growth and fruiting of spring and summer, to the harvest of autumn and the glistening dormancy of winter, the audience becomes part of nature as it is surrounded by the cycles of the four seasons.

Superpower Dogs
Availability:
  • Coming to the OMNIMAX Theatre on June 29!
Duration:
45 min

Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.

In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Great Bear Rainforest
Availability:
  • 12pm
  • 2pm
  • 4pm Sat/Sun/Holidays only
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.

Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Availability:
  • 7pm (May 25–31)
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.

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This film is rated PG for violence and coarse language.

107 minutes with a 20 minute intermission.
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Availability:
  • 11am (if booked by school group)
  • 3pm
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!

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Showtimes

OMNIMAX® Schedule for
May 6–May 31:

Mon–Fri 

Monday–Friday

11amTeachers Choice*
12pmGreat Bear Rainforest
1pmThe Dream is Alive
2pmGreat Bear Rainforest
3pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
7pmDunkirk (May 25–31)

Sat/Sun/Holiday  

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

12pmGreat Bear Rainforest
1pmThe Dream is Alive
2pmGreat Bear Rainforest
3pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
4pmGreat Bear Rainforest
5pmSeasons
7pmDunkirk (May 25–31)

OMNIMAX® Schedule for
June 1–June 28:

Mon–Fri 

Monday–Friday

11amTeachers Choice*
12pmGreat Bear Rainforest
1pmThe Dream is Alive
(D-Day June 1–9)
2pmGreat Bear Rainforest
3pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Sat/Sun/Holiday  

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

12pmGreat Bear Rainforest
1pmThe Dream is Alive
(D-Day June 1–9)
2pmGreat Bear Rainforest
3pmVolcanoes: The Fires of Creation
4pmGreat Bear Rainforest
5pmSeasons
(D-Day June 1, 2, 8, 9)

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

Teacher's Choice*

May 21Dream Big
May 22Dream Big
May 23A Beautiful Planet
May 24Flight of the Butterflies
May 27Mysteries of Egypt
May 28Dream Big
May 29Hidden Universe
May 30Wonders of the Arctic
May 31A Beautiful Planet
June 3A Beautiful Planet
June 4Beavers (French)
June 5A Beautiful Planet
June 6Humpback Whales
June 7Rocky Mountain Express
June 10A Beautiful Planet
June 12Dream Big
June 13Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
June 14Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

*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.