OMNIMAX® Theater

One of just four IMAX® Dome with Laser theaters in the world.

Come see our newly renovated theater!

Experience the re-imagination of the movie-going experience with our newly renovated OMNIMAX Theater featuring IMAX® with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.

Same-day tickets for OMNIMAX films are available online, at the Science Center, or by calling our box office at 314.289.4400. Feature films may have special pricing. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

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OMNIMAX® Theater safety protocols

  • All staff members are required to wear masks.
  • All guests over the age of nine are required to wear masks.
  • Guest must wear masks for the entirety of the show unless eating or drinking.
  • Theater capacity is limited to 60 guests (normal capacity is 270), and the entire experience – lining up for the show, seating arrangements in the auditorium, and exiting the Theater – is organized and supervised by staff in order to ensure a safe distance between all parties in attendance, and Theater staff, at all times.
    • When you arrive at the Theater, staff will check guests’ tickets. They will not physically take it or scan it. The print on the tickets has been enlarged so it can be read at a safe distance.
    • There are barriers and floor markings to guide guests in keeping a safe distance from others in line.
    • Seats will be assigned to guests by a staff member upon entry to the auditorium. The row in front of and behind all seated guests will be empty, and all parties will be separated by a minimum of two empty seats in their row.
    • Guests may be asked to wait a few moments before exiting the Theater so that there is no crowding at the exits.
  • The Theater’s seats and all high-touch areas (handrails, door hardware, etc.) are cleaned prior to the first show of the day, and between every show throughout the day, with an EPA approved sanitizing cleaner.

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Featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage from the Apollo 11 mission

APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. In this special edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for IMAX® and giant screen theaters in science centers and museums, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

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  • Free for Members based on Membership Level
  • $10.95 Non-member adults
  • $8.95 children/seniors
  • $7.95 military

It’s all in our backyard

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.

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Special 22 minute edition, special pricing
  • Free for Members based on Membership Level
  • $7.95 Non-member adults
  • $5.95 children/seniors
  • $5.95 military

A Magical Environment. Unchanged for 10,000 years.

Journey to a land of grizzlies, sea otters and the rare all-white spirit bear in a magical environment unchanged for 10,000 years. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world.

DVS/Descriptive Narration is not available for this film.

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  • Free for Members based on Membership Level
  • $10.95 Non-member adults
  • $8.95 children/seniors
  • $7.95 military

OMNIMAX Renovation Updates

May 13, 2020

OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation – Projection Booth

Watch as the projection booth is transformed from film to laser projection.

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April 9, 2020

OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation: In The Dome

In this time-lapse video, you can watch as all the work unfolds inside the dome.

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September 24, 2019

OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation: Screen Removal

We are replacing the old Omnimax Theater screen with the NanoSeam™ screen by Spitz.

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August 14, 2019

OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation: Film Projector, Seats Removed

Construction has begun in the OMNIMAX® Theater as crews remove the film projection system and the theater seats.

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July 26, 2019

Saying goodbye to film: A history of the OMNIMAX® Theater

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June 4, 2019

OMNIMAX Theater is being transformed with next-generation IMAX® with Laser. The Theater is temporarily closed and will reopen in late November. Learn more about the new features.

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March 12, 2019

The Saint Louis Science Center Announces Details of Major Updates to OMNIMAX® Theater in 2019

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Members get free OMNIMAX tickets.

Become a Science Center member and receive free Omnimax tickets and discounted admission to feature films, as well as a full year of additional members-only benefits.

Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.

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Convenient wheelchair accessible seating for the OMNIMAX is available via the third floor theater entrance. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas of the OMNIMAX.

OMNIMAX offers hearing assistance that is not available in any theater in the region. This includes new adjustable caption devices, new hearing assistance devices with Descriptive Video Services(DVS) and Telecoil. DVS/Descriptive Narration is available for all films unless otherwise noted. When ordering tickets, please let your reservationist know you’re interested in these items, or see an usher before your film begins.

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