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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. IMAX® films are documentaries about nature and science, created by professional production teams with stunning visuals and narration. Clark Planetarium recommends that teachers plan out their lessons to incorporate this content; below is a list of our available shows as well as links to any education material from the films’ producers. For additional information on each show, contact

Shows from our IMAX® permanent library.

Repertory IMAX® shows with recommended age levels.


Show Title

 Educator Guides

A Beautiful Planet

A breathtaking 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. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. (View trailer)


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)

Available here

Deep Sea 3D

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

Available here


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

Available here


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 - 5th available here

6th - 8th available here

Island of Lemurs, Madagascar

Follow Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

(View trailer)

Available here

Space Station

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

Available here

Under the Sea

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

3rd - 5th available here

6th - 8th available here

Asteroid Hunters

Journey into the dangerous reaches of space and meet a group of Asteroid Hunters who are the best line of defense between Earth and an asteroid destructive path. (View trailer)


Extreme Weather

Take an up-close look some of the most astonishing and potentially deadly weather. Learn how climate change is affecting what use to be normal phenomena. (View trailer)


Back from the Brink

Experience on the giant screen, the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from the brink of extinction. (View trailer)


Dinosaurs of Antarctica

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. (View trailer


Superpowered Dogs

Follow these Superheroes of the canine variety, as we discover the astonishing science behind their amazing abilities, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again. (View trailer)


Wings Over Water

Wings Over Water, narrated by Michael Keaton, tells the compelling story of three amazing bird species—the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck—with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. All of them depend on the wetlands for their survival. (View trailer.)

K - 8th Available here


IMAX® Limited Engagement Shows

Limited Engagement IMAX® shows with recommended age levels. 

Show Title

Educator Guides

 Apollo 11 (2D)

This documentary recounts the first trip mankind made to the Moon using all historic footage.  (View trailer)

Available here

Extreme Weather (3D)

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

Available here

 Jerusalem (3D)

(View trailer)


 Journey to Space (3D)

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

Available here (color)

Available here  (b&W)

 Pandas (3D)

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

Available here

Secrets of the Universe (3D)

Get immersed in the greatest mysteries of our time as scientist force particles to collide.  (View trailer)

Available here

 The Search for Life in Space   (3D)

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)

Available  here

 Volcanoes (3D)

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

Available here

Back from the Brink (3D)

Experience the true story of three animal species rescued from the brink of extinction. (View trailer)