Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium

Whether your visit includes exploring the exhibits or catching a show on its own, the dome theater is a Wichita attraction not to be missed! Travel to faraway destinations and go on adventures unlike any other. Immerse yourself under the soaring 60-foot screen with a 360-degree view and booming surround sound in the largest dome theater in Kansas. Experience first hand why the magnitude of an immersive cinematic journey, developed specifically for the curved complexities of a dome screen, can’t be replicated in a traditional theater setting. The only question is… where do you want the dome to take you?

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Feature Film: Everest

The dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. The unique experience of viewing the film in the dome theater provides an immersive perspective of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. 

“Visually gorgeous”
     – The New York Times
“The best IMAX film to date”
     – New York Post
“A breathtaking climb to the top”
     – Entertainment Weekly
“As dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular”
     – Daily Variety

Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered for a new generation. Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

Run time: 40 minutes

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Feature Film: Everest

Special Feature: National Parks Adventure

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.

Celebrate the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Leaves you breathless with a renewed appreciation for the wild beauty of nature.
     – The Miami Herald
“Sure to delight anyone who appreciates top-flight nature documentaries.
     – The Holllywood Reporter
…a rip-roaring, heart-pounding, soulful road trip.
     – FOX News

Run time: 43 minutes

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Special Feature: National Parks Adventure

Coming Soon: Superpower Dogs

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

“It is adorable and great for the whole family. I recommend it highly.”
Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)

“Kids will be “Awww”-ing at the dogs’ shows of affection toward their humans.”
Michael Ordoña Los Angeles Times

“Not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear collars.”
Courtney Howard Variety

“If you love dogs, watch this movie. If you love animals, watch this movie. If you love Chris Evans WATCH THIS MOVIE.”
Brooke Daugherty Pop Culture Leftovers

Run time: 47 minutes

Superpower Dogs begins May 20!

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Coming Soon: Superpower Dogs

Dome Admission Prices

Feature Film: Everest

Members $6
Adult (12 – 64) $8
Senior (65+) $7
Youth (3 – 11) $6
2 and Under FREE

Special Feature: National Parks Adventure

Members $1
Adult (12 – 64) $5
Senior (65+) $4
Youth (3 – 11) $3
2 and Under FREE

Member discounts apply.
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Tax not included. Prices and schedule subject to change.
Exhibit admission is not required to do the dome.

 

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COMING SUMMER 2022

Kansas: An Immersive Flyover of America’s Heartland

Capturing the beauty and wonder of the Sunflower State in a unique dome theater film that will be played exclusively at Exploration Place. Thank you to everyone who helped back the project on Kickstarter! Stay tuned for more information and to get tickets to the premiere.

 
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