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IMAX® Theaters & Einstein Planetarium

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The Airbus IMAX® Theater will be temporarily closing for renovations on March 27th to install IMAX’s next-generation sound and laser projection system featuring cutting-edge 3D technology.
The Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater and Samuel C. Johnson IMAX theater will remain open during this time.

The Smithsonian's 3 IMAX® theaters have the largest screens in the Washington, DC region and measure up to 6 stories tall! Our giant-screen films offer an immersive experience that complements the museum exhibits. Hollywood films are also offered at select theaters in the evening.

The Planetarium's 77-foot digital dome is the only full-dome cinema in DC. Audiences can journey through time and space to view some of the most extraordinary images not viewable to the naked eye.

All films and Showtimes

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Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW    Directions | Learn More
11:25AM | 1:15PM | 3:05PM
5:50PMBUY TICKETS
Jerusalem 3D
NR • 45 minutes
4:00PM | 6:45PMBUY TICKETS
10:30AM | 2:10PMBUY TICKETS
Titans of the Ice Age 3D
NR • 37 minutes
12:20PM | 4:55PMBUY TICKETS

Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

National Air and Space Museum
6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW    Directions | Learn More
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944
G • 43 minutes
11:55AM | 3:25PM | 6:40PMBUY TICKETS
Hidden Universe 3D
G • 37 minutes
12:50PMBUY TICKETS
Hubble 3D
NR suitable for all audiences • 43 minutes
2:30PMBUY TICKETS
Journey to Space 3D
NR • 42 minutes
11:00AM | 1:35PM | 4:20PM
5:45PMBUY TICKETS
To Fly!
G • 27 minutes
10:25AM | 5:10PMBUY TICKETS

Einstein Planetarium

National Air and Space Museum
6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW    Directions | Learn More
Dark Universe
NR • 24 minutes
11:30AM | 12:30PM | 1:30PM
2:30PM | 4:00PM | 5:00PM
6:00PM | 7:00PMBUY TICKETS
Journey to the Stars
NR suitable for all audiences • 25 minutes
11:00AM | 1:00PM | 2:00PM
3:30PM | 4:30PM | 5:30PMBUY TICKETS
The Stars Tonight
NR • 25 minutes
10:30AMBUY TICKETS
To Space and Back
G • 25 minutes
12:00PM | 3:00PM | 6:30PMBUY TICKETS