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.

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.

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!

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

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are pleased to bring back this groundbreaking film that was originally shown in our first year of operation. 

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:

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are pleased to bring back this groundbreaking film that was originally shown in our first year of operation. 

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.

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Showtimes

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)

OMNIMAX® Schedule for
June 29–September 2:

Mon–Sun 

Monday–Sunday

12pmGreat Bear Rainforest
1pmSuperpower Dogs
2pmThe Dream is Alive
3pmSuperpower Dogs
4pmGreat Bear Rainforest
5pmSuperpower Dogs

Twilight Tues  

Twilight Tuesdays

6pmSeasons
7pmSuperpower Dogs
8pmGreat Bear Rainforest

*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*