IMAX Showtimes

Don’t just watch a film. Experience the big picture!

The six-story dome screen wraps you in larger than life images that surround your field of view, front-to-back and top-to-bottom. The 12,000-watt digital surround sound system lets you hear everything from a tiny drop of rain to a huge clap of thunder with crystal clarity. From sight to sound, this 216-seat theater is designed to challenge your natural sensory perception with a uniquely immersive movie experience! 

For advance IMAX tickets:

Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the SCI Box Office the day of show.

Please Note: IMAX ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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IMAX Films

  • Dinosaurs Alive!

    Featured IMAX Film — Ends April 22

    See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in larger-than-life IMAX®. Join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us. Realistic and scientifically accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life… in a big way! Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Narrated by Michael Douglas. While you're here, explore Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, a U.S. premiere traveling exhibit on display through April 22, 2018!


    Connect this film to your science curriculum. View Educator Guide

    Saturday, March 24 10:15a, 12:15p, 2:15p, 4:15p
    Sunday, March 25 2.15p, 4.15p
    Tuesday, March 27 10.15a, 1.15p, 4.15p
    Wednesday, March 28 10.15a, 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p
    Thursday, March 29 10.15a, 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p
    Friday, March 30 11.15a, 2.15p, 4.15p, 6.15p, 8.15p
    Saturday, March 31 10.15a, 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p, 6.15p
    Tuesday, April 3 10.15a, 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World

    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.

    EDUCATORS: Dream Big is more than just a film... it's an entire education program! The film transforms students' understanding of the "E" in STEM, and the Educator Guide features 12 lesson plans for Grades K-12 that align with Next Generation Science Standards. View educator trailer.

    Local Sponsor: Alliant Energy in partnership with the Governor's STEM Advisory Council

    Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13

    Saturday, March 24 11.15a
    Sunday, March 25 1.15p
    Tuesday, March 27 12.15p, 3.15p
    Wednesday, March 28 11.15a
    Thursday, March 29 11.15a
    Friday, March 30 1.15p, 5.15p
    Saturday, March 31 11.15a, 7.15p
    Tuesday, April 3 3.15p
  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

    Narrated by: Morgan Freeman

    Saturday, March 24 1.15p, 3.15p, 6.15p, 8.15p
    Sunday, March 25 12.15p, 3.15p
    Tuesday, March 27 11.15a, 2.15p
    Wednesday, March 28 1.15p, 3.15p
    Thursday, March 29 1.15p, 3.15p
    Friday, March 30 10.15a, 12.15p, 3.15p, 7.15p
    Saturday, March 31 1.15p, 3.15p, 5.15p, 8.15p
    Tuesday, April 3 11.15a, 1.15p
  • COMING SOON: Pandas

    From the team that brought you Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar...

    Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.

    At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

    Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature… even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.