The Airbus IMAX® Theater is currently closed for renovations to install IMAX’s next-generation sound and laser projection system featuring cutting-edge 3D technology. It will reopen in May. 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.