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?
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 47 min. | Now Showing
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
RATED: PG | RUNTIME: 40 min. | Showing through September 1
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.
– 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.
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | Opens September 2
Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale. It’s home to most of Africa’s iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration. Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem. We’ll see it through the eyes of the youngest members of our animal cast as they imitate their parents, and learn about the mighty roles they’ll play. Prepare to be awed by this immersive giant screen 3D IMAX® film about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.
“This beautiful and powerful film shows us that there are places where natural processes continue, just as they have for millennia. In a sea of bad news about our changing natural world, it provides a welcome ray of hope.”
– Peyton West, Executive Director, Frankfurt Zoological Society U.S.
“With Serengeti, K2 Studios brings us closer to the majestic Serengeti, its wildlife, and our own connection to this iconic ecosystem.”
– Gayane Margaryan, Director, Marketing & Creative, African Wildlife Foundation
Serengeti is produced by Definition Films, and is distributed by K2 Studios.
Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience
RUNTIME: 25 min. | Suitable for all ages | Opens September 16
Renowned for its sunflowers, windswept wheat fields and endless cattle ranches, Kansas evokes the legendary spirit of America’s heartland with its rolling plains and pioneer spirit. Home to buffalo, wild horses, majestic prairies and breathtaking views of the nation’s last wilderness reserves, those who live here are captivated by its beauty. From its Native American roots to its role in westward expansion, Kansas represents the heart of what makes our nation great.
“It makes me want to explore Kansas a little bit more”
– Exploration Place Member
Filmed completely by drone, Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience presents the beauty and wonder of the Sunflower State in a way never seen before: as a love letter to Kansas.
Dome Admission Prices
Adult (12 – 64)… $8
Senior (65+)….. $7
Youth (3 – 11)… $7
2 and Under…… FREE
Member discounts apply.
Tax not included. Prices and schedule subject to change.
Exhibit admission is not required to do the dome.
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