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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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

Last Day: May 7

OMNIMAX Renovation Updates

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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Omnimax Renovation Photos

Value Passes

Up to 20% Savings

Virtual Pass
Discovery Pass
Flight Pass
Stargazer Pass
1 Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket1 Discovery Room Ticket1 Motion or 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Da Vinci The Exhibition Ticket
1 Motion Simulator Ride1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket
1 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)
Price: $18.95Price: $18.95Price: $18.95*Price: $18.95

Value Passes are available at the Science Center on site only. You can purchase them at our Box Office in the main lobby or Planetarium lobby today.

*You can substitute a Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket for Simulator Tickets on the Flight Pass for an additional $3


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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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