Seattle’s Ultimate IMAX Experience
Pacific Science Center is home of Seattle’s Ultimate IMAX Experience with two state-of-the-art theaters. By enjoying movies in our theaters you support science education across Washington state.
Use the calendar below to see what’s playing, then buy tickets.
CUBA tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.
45 min. CCClosed Captioning Available
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon.
47 min. CCClosed Captioning Available
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.
46 min. CCClosed Captioning Available
Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white Spirit bear - the rarest bear on earth - in the film Great Bear Rainforest.
45 min. CCClosed Captioning Available
It Chapter Two: The IMAX Experience
Opens September 5, 2019. Tickets now on sale.
Ad Astra: The IMAX Experience
Joker: The IMAX Experience
Journey to a faraway island wilderness lost in time. Fall 2019.
Out of Bounds
An Epic Mountain Journey. Fall 2019.
When available, we work to provide closed captioning for our movies. Please check the description to see if the option is available.
Pacific Science Center has a no late seating policy for both of our IMAX theaters, for the safety and enjoyment of all our guests. Please allow ample time for entry. Also, each guest may hold up to 4 total spaces in line and/or seats in the theater for their companions. Thank you!
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Planetarium Show**: FREE
Matinee Laser Show**: $5
**General Admission ticket required. Laser matinee available for select dates only. Planetarium shows recommended for ages 4 and up.
***Quantity of IMAX Passes dependent on Membership level.
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Our Ticket Refund & Exchange Policy
Convenience Charges – A convenience charge will be added to any sale made via telephone or internet, varies in cost depending on the event, and is assessed on a per ticket and/or per order basis. Pacific Science Center members do not pay per ticket convenience charges (though an order charge may apply). These charges are non-refundable.
Delivery Charges – No delivery charge will be added to tickets picked up on-site at Will Call or an automated Kiosk. For most events you will have the option to have your tickets mailed to you if they are ordered at least 14 days in advance. A delivery charge will be added to these orders. This charge is non-refundable.
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.
An exchange charge of $4 per order will be applied to all exchanges.
For refunds or exchanges please contact Guest Services at GS@PACSCI.ORG or (206) 443-2844.
Camp Transfers and Refunds – Requests for transfers must be made over the phone at least one week prior to the camp start date by calling (206)443-2925. Cost: $20 per transfer.
Requests for withdrawal from camp must be made at least two weeks prior to the camp start date. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date. A $100 processing fee will be retained per camp session.
About Our Theaters
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Arrive early – Movies start promptly, so please allow ample time for entry to ensure that you can safely find a seat.
The Boeing IMAX Theater is the Ultimate IMAX Experience on Seattle’s biggest screen. Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience like no other as spectacular films come to life on a screen six stories high (60 feet) and 80 feet wide. The IMAX sound system is a visceral experience with amazing range, pitch perfect, daily tuning, and pin point accuracy. There are no bad seats in the house. Our 3D films take advantage of our state-of-the-art IMAX 3D® technology, putting you right in the action. The 373-seat theater features plush, comfortable seating, a full-service concession stand, and an enthusiastic staff trained to make your IMAX experience great.
The PACCAR IMAX Theater boasts a screen measuring 35 feet in height and 60 feet from side to side. In operation since 1979 and completely renovated in 2011, the theater seats 218 for 3D movies, 295 for 2D and 321 for lectures and other such events. See for yourself the difference in clarity, color, and movement brought to you by IMAX.
By purchasing tickets to Pacific Science Center’s IMAX films, you not only enjoy a premier theatergoing experience; you also support science education for children and families throughout Washington state.
IMAX® is a registered trademark of the IMAX Corporation.
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.
- Closed captioning is available for some movies, which is indicated on each listing. If closed captioning is needed, please reach out to theater staff at the show.
- If additional assistance is needed, please ask theater staff upon arrival.