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Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1404
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater features IMAX Dome...

The Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater features IMAX Dome technology, presenting a variety of science, nature and feature films under a 79-foot tilted hemispheric screen, placing show-goers in the middle of the action.

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Our granddaughter had the day off from school today so we decided to go to the science museum and she and we had a blast. Then watched the movie Extreme Weather. Wow was it great.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
2bcycling
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Granite City, Illinois
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Granite City, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our granddaughter had the day off from school today so we decided to go to the science museum and she and we had a blast. Then watched the movie Extreme Weather. Wow was it great.

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Thank 2bcycling
John W, Manager at Omnimax Theater, responded to this review

2bcycling- We're pleased you picked the Science Center and its Omnimax Theater for your Spring Break outing. Glad you enjoyed "Extreme Weather". -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've seen several movies here. The latest one, I saw, was Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. It's really awesome to see on the Omnimax screen. The best seats are near the top. They also have a large concession stand with a wide variety of snacks and drinks. You can even get juice in addition to the normal things like... More 

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Thank Christine G
John W, Manager at Omnimax Theater, responded to this review

Christine G- We're glad you enjoyed "Rouge One" in its (recently ended) run in our IMAX dome-format theater. The wrap-around sight and sound experience is quite impressive. Come back to the Science Center again soon for the just-opened "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" or "Extreme Weather". -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations More 

St Charles,Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I purchased a membership so that it was more economical to take my 4 grandchildren to the exhibits and omnimax options. I had more tickets to use and took a couple friends to see the National Parks Show. It was a wonderful production, featuring a theme of a family group visiting selected parks to fulfill a sense of adventure. We... More 

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John W, Manager at Omnimax Theater, responded to this review

Sattelite10- Thank you for your support and for being a Member. We're pleased that you enjoyed the national parks film that recently closed its run in the Omnimax Theater. Given the wrap-around projection dome and the immersive nature of the films, there are some who find the experience a bit intense. As you noted, sitting higher up helps in those... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Imax theater is inside the Saint Louis Science Center. This is not a part of the free admission to the Science Center. It cost us $45 for two seniors and three children. Having been to other Imax theaters, I thought the seating was not as nice as at other Imax theaters. The National Parks Adventure movie was enjoyable but... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was a very cool experience in a theatre like that! It is however very steep to walk up. So one must be careful not to trip going up the stairs.

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Thank Tanya R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Saw the IMAX film on the national parks this weekend. I liked the film format but has nothing on. I siting the real thing. I've been to many national parks so I was not amazed with the film. Don't get me wrong, I think it is great to promote the national parks and is a worthwhile activity for your dollars.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We went and saw a show at the Omnimax this past weekend, and it was amazing! Highly recommended! Make sure you sit as close to the middle of the theater as possible so you can see better, and make sure you are in line well before the show starts to get one of these good seats.

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Beihai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I have visited this beautiful building many times. They change their attractions frequently and they are always of interest. Like a box of chocolates. "You never know what you are going to get". But it is always educational and very entertaining.

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Fenton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

A group of 10 of us get together regularly from Church and in late January we all attended the OMNIMAX showing of Jerusalem. Although we all agreed the movie's content was very good in showing the antiquity of this city, it's complexity and it's diverse cultural makeup several of us with some degree of motion sickness left feeling a bit... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Omnimax is a great visual experience -- better for shorter cinematic offerings, as the seats aren't too comfortable for anything longer. It's big, it's bold, it's an experience!

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