IMAX® Theaters & Einstein Planetarium

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.

All films and Showtimes

Date
View schedule for up to 21 days

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW    Directions | Learn More
11:25AM | 1:15PM | 3:05PMBUY TICKETS
Jerusalem 3D
NR • 45 minutes
4:00PMBUY 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
11:00AM | 4:20PMBUY TICKETS
Hubble 3D
NR suitable for all audiences • 43 minutes
1:40PMBUY TICKETS
Journey to Space 3D
NR • 42 minutes
11:55AM | 2:35PMBUY TICKETS
12:45PM | 3:25PM | 5:10PMBUY TICKETS
To Fly!
G • 27 minutes
10:25AMBUY 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 | 5:00PMBUY TICKETS
Journey to the Stars
NR suitable for all audiences • 25 minutes
12:00PM | 1:00PM | 2:00PM
3:30PM | 4:30PMBUY TICKETS
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
NR suitable for all audiences • 25 minutes
10:30AMBUY TICKETS
To Space and Back
G • 25 minutes
11:00AM | 3:00PMBUY TICKETS