IMAX Theaters

PacSci is the home of Seattle’s ultimate IMAX® experience and the largest screen in Washington with two state-of-the-art theaters: PACCAR and Boeing. See the latest movies in the Boeing IMAX Theater, one of the most advanced digital projection system designed specifically for giant IMAX screens. Films come to life on the six stories high (60 feet) and 80 feet wide screen during both 2D and 3D showings.

Plus, you support science education across Washington state when you enjoy movies at PacSci’s theaters!

Note: Arrive early – Movies start promptly, so please allow ample time for entry to ensure that you can safely find a seat.


AgeIMAX Feature MovieIMAX Documentary Movie
Youth (3-17)$16.00$9.00
Adults (18-64)$21.00$12.00
Seniors (65+)$16.00$9.00

feature movies

Now playing

black panther: wakanda forever – Starting November 10

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.

Coming Soon

Polar Express

All abroad! Starting December 2, Polar Express is back in IMAX at Boeing Theater for a limited time!

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Tickets on sale soon.

Avatar: Way of Water – In Theaters December 16

The wait is finally over! IMAX is thrilled to return moviegoers to the world of Pandora with AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, presented in immersive IMAX 3D.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Documentary MOVIES

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness

Discover a land that has evolved intact and untamed since the beginning of time, a world few have truly seen until now.

For the first time on the giant screen, join National Geographic photographer Florian Schulz to experience this special place worth protecting.

Now playing in 3D and 2D!


In celebration of the 25th anniversary, PacSci is bringing back Everest, the historic filmmaking expedition that captured the first-ever IMAX® images from the top of Mount Everest.

Polartec and parent company Milliken are the Global Presenting Sponsors of the film, which has been digitally remastered in 16k resolution.


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

Run time: 45 minutes

Kids and parents are impressed by the story and love the adventure. Dinosaurs of Antarctica is a great film! It’s a GIANT film!

Alexandra van der Zee, Marketing and Programs, Omniversum, The Hague

Into America’s Wild

From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world.

Run time: 40 minutes

Download the Educator Guide.

View the film’s Next Generation Science Standards.

Explores the transformative power of nature

SUNSET Magazine

How Do Our Theaters Match Up?

Boeing Sound: 12,000 watts digital sound 12.1 surround

Boeing Screen Size: 6 stories tall and 80′ wide Silver Screen for 3D

Boeing Silver Screen Fun Fact: 3rd Laser IMAX installation in the world

PACCAR Sound: 12,000 watts digital sound 5.1 surround

PACCAR Screen Size: 37′ tall and 60′ wide Silver Screen for 3D

PACCAR Silver Screen Fun Fact: First installed with film in 1979, converted to digital in 2011.


Are IMAX screenings included in General Admission tickets?

No. Tickets to our IMAX theaters must be purchased separately.

Where can I buy IMAX tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase on our website.

Can I select my seat in advance?

No. Reserved seating is not available in either of our theaters.

The configuration of seats in both of our IMAX theaters does not allow for reserved seating. Boeing Theater is the largest and only true IMAX theater in the region and offers plush seating.

Do you accommodate accessibility needs?

Yes. Both of our IMAX theaters are wheelchair accessible.

Closed captioning is available for some movies, which is indicated on each listing. Listening assist devices are also available. If closed captioning or other accessibility needs are required, please contact us in advance or speak with our theater staff at the show, and they will be happy to assist you.

What do you offer as concessions?

We offer a full-service concession stand in our Boeing IMAX Theater, with goodies ranging from popcorn to candy to soft drinks and more.

Beer and wine are also available in our Boeing IMAX Theater to our 21+ guests.

Where can I park?

There are several parking garages around Seattle Center. To view parking garages and locations, please see Parking & Transportation.

Please note: Garages around Seattle Center, including James Albert Claypool Memorial Garage, are not managed by Pacific Science Center. Please check posted signage at each garage for current rates and operating hours before parking.

Ticket Refund & Exchange Policy

Delivery Charges

No delivery charge will be added to tickets picked up on-site at Will Call or an automated Kiosk.

Ticket Exchanges and Refunds

Tickets noted with “No Refunds or Exchanges” cannot be refunded or exchanged at any time. For all other tickets, no refunds or exchanges will be offered after the event has begun or the entry time has passed.

Refund or exchanges requested via phone or email should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time to ensure they are processed. Service fees are non-refundable.

In the case that your ticketed event is cancelled by Pacific Science Center for any reason your ticket will be exchanged at no cost, or fully refunded including service fees. The exchange or refund must be arranged for within four days of the cancelled event or the refund or exchange will no longer be available.

No exchange fee will be charged.

For refunds or exchanges, please contact Guest Services at (206) 443-2844.

Theater Accessibility Information

Both IMAX theaters are wheelchair accessible. The PACCAR IMAX and Boeing IMAX Theaters each accommodate six wheelchairs and reserved companion seats. Additionally, the Boeing Theater has four accessible seats for patrons with disabilities with arms that fold out for easier access.

  • To access the PACCAR IMAX Theater via wheelchair, go to the glass elevator just outside our Grossology Bathrooms in Building 5 and go up one level. Or go to the entrance to Building 1 where you’ll see a marked elevator. Take that elevator up one level, exit through cafe and proceed across upper courtyard taking a right to theater entrance once you’ve reached Building 5.
  • To access Boeing IMAX Theater via elevator, proceed to the Upper Boeing Lobby. Next to our public restrooms is an elevator that will take you down to the lower lobby. Once you exit the elevator, go left to theater entrance.

Theater Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available for some movies, which is indicated on each listing. If closed captioning is needed, please speak with our theater staff at the show.

Learn about Accessibility at PacSci.