Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre

For shows that keep you on the edge of your seat, nothing beats the excitement of the 67-foot wide, four-story high Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre! The only domed IMAX® theatre in Michigan, our IMAX® uses state-of-the-art technology to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

"Thanks to the overwhelming visual and auditory stimulation, IMAX movies are events. They're more than movies, more than any home-theater experience can deliver." -- Tom Long, The Detroit News


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The Light Before Christmas in IMAX®

Infuse a little magic into your holiday season with the stunning, stop-animation film The Light Before Christmas. The film begins with a cold, blustery Christmas Eve, when two lost children, Katie and Makean, are rescued by their friend, The Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate and stories. Knowing a little holiday magic will raise the children's spirits, The Candleman opens a weathered book and begins to read the classic tale, "The Night Before Christmas." To their astonishment, Katie and Makean find themselves as characters in the poem, where they experience the wonder and delight of Santa's visit to their home, complete with Hob the Elf and full team of reindeer.


(Weekends only through December 19th and everyday the day after Christmas through New Years Eve)

Experience the speed and heart-pumping excitement of NASCAR on a screen towering 3.5 stories high, surrounded by 12,000 watts of digital surround sound, when NASCAR: The IMAX® Experience returns to the Detroit Science Center. See NASCAR: The IMAX® Experience and theMotorsports Hall of Fame, only at the Detroit Science Center, for the ultimate motorsports experience!


Hubble In IMAX®

Experience the gripping story - full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzlingingenuity,bravery and triumph – in Hubble, the seventh awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX® Space Team. Through the power of IMAX®, Hubble will enablemovie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings,and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt themost difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history.

Teacher Guides

See educator guides and resources created for IMAX, planetarium films and more! Pre/post activity guides are available to enhance your learning experience. For IMAX, Planetarium, Pre-K and Exhibit guides
click HERE.


Skip Long Lines with Online Ticketing Stop wasting time in line when you can purchase advance tickets for IMAX® films, Planetarium shows and traveling exhibits! Call the Detroit Science Center during regular business hours to purchase advance tickets by calling 313.577.8400 , Option 5.

Ticket Prices

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*Add on additional IMAX® films for only $3 per person.





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