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Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre

Our IMAX Theatre has a screen that is 70 feet wide by 50 feet tall, and it can accommodate more than 250 guests. The films shown at Clark Planetarium primarily focus on science and nature documentaries. We have many IMAX shows in our permanent collection which are always available. Other shows, however, are only available for a limited time.

Shows from our IMAX permanent library.

Repertory IMAX shows with recommended age levels.

 

Show Title

 Suggested Grade Levels

 Educator Guides

A Beautiful Planet

A view of the earth through the eyes of an astronaut, this film touches on the human impact on the planet and the daily life of astronauts on the International Space Station. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Born to Be Wild

A team of conservationists work with orphaned elephants and orangutans to rehabilitate them and return them to the wild. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Deep Sea 3D

Experience the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean, along with the unique creatures that live there. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Galapagos

Learn how the animal inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands evolved and adapted to their geographically isolated environment. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Hubble

Follow a group of astronauts as they attempt to repair the Hubble telescope while in orbit around the Earth, and view some of the Hubble’s most famous images in 3D. (View trailer.)

 3rd-High School

3rd - 5th available here.

6th - 8th available here.

Island of Lemurs, Madagascar

(View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Space Station

Astronauts document the unique challenges and opportunities of living aboard the International Space Station. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Under the Sea

Explore the hidden species that live in the ocean and their connection to their environment. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

3rd - 5th available here.

6th - 8th available here

 

Limited run IMAX shows.

Limited Engagement IMAX shows with recommended age levels. 

 

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Show Title

 Suggested Grade Levels

 Educator Guides

Conquest of the Skies

Investigate the distinct wing shapes and flight patterns of the animals that were able to master flight. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here.  

Extreme Weather

Explore how storm patterns are predicted to react to the warming climate, and how scientists study extreme forms of weather. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

Great Barrier Reef

(View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here.  

Jerusalem

(View trailer.)

 3rd-High School

 Unavailable. 

Journey to Space

Explore the history and future of space exploration, with a focus on the effort to reach and possibly one day inhabit Mars. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

Available here (color).

Available here (b&W).

Pandas

A team of Chinese and American scientists work to preserve the species by introducing pandas bred in captivity back to the wild. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

The Search for Life in Space

Are we alone in the universe? Join a group of scientists to learn how we search for signs of life in outer space. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here

 Volcanoes

Join an explorer as he documents the fiery forces that create continents and shape the planet. (View trailer.)

 K-High School

 Available here.