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.

  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm** (Sat/Sun/Hol only)
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.

Amazon Adventure
Man with a monkey
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 1pm
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.

A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 3pm
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). 

America Wild: National Parks Adventure
America Wild
  • 11am* (if booked by school group)
  • 5pm** (Sat/Sun/Hol only)
45 min

Take the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within some of the most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

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On November 3, the OMNIMAX® Theatre will be closed for our Girls and STEAM event.


OMNIMAX® schedule for Sept 4Nov 2:

11am*Teachers Choice
1pmAmazon Adventure
3pmA Beautiful Planet
5pm**America Wild

*Teacher's Choice is available Mon-Fri and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
**Sat/Sun/Hol only. 


Teacher's Choice

Oct 12Dream Big
Oct 16Mysteries of Egypt
Oct 17Human Body
Oct 22Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey
Oct 23Dream Big
Oct 24A Beautiful Planet
Oct 25Hidden Universe
Nov 2Wonders of the Arctic
Nov 7Dream Big

Schedule subject to change without notice.