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.

Prices

AgeIMAX Feature MovieIMAX Documentary Movie
Youth (3-17)$16.00$9.00
Adults (16-64)$21.00$12.00
Seniors (65+)$16.00$9.00

now PLAYING in Boeing

Avatar re-release poster

Playing Until October 6

Avatar Re-release in 3D

Experience AVATAR the way director James Cameron intended, in IMAX 3D – the world’s most immersive format.

Coming Soon

Amsterdam – Playing October 7

Written and directed by David O. Russell, set in the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Tickets on sale soon!

Documentary MOVIES

Starting September 30

Everest

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.

DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA – Playing 3d in Boeing & 2D in PACCAR

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

BACK FROM THE BRINK: SAVED FROM EXTINCTION

Meet scientists, park rangers, and students working to save endangered animals around the world.

Download the educator’s activity guide. The guide provides additional learning tools for grades 3-8. It contains science lessons and activities that help bring real-world relevance to the concepts of environmental science, biodiversity, ecosystem health, and more.

Run time: 40 minutes

Into America’s Wild – Playing 3d in Boeing & 2d in PACCAR

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.

IMAX FAQs

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.