Smithsonian IMAX Theaters

These museums not only offer learning opportunities but the unique movie-watching experiences too! First-run and educational films are available at the Smithsonian Theaters. These state-of-the-art theaters provide the ultimate large screen cinematic experience — the four IMAX theaters (below) have the largest screens in the area, some measuring up to six stories tall! Plus, The Einstein Planetarium’s (at the National Air and Space Museum) 77-foot digital dome is the only full-dome cinema in the area! And, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, with their 86-foot wide screen, is the first museum in the world to feature a laser digital projection system.

Related: Upcoming Movies for Kids & Families

IMAX theaters throughout the area and their schedules include:

The Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater | Schedule
The National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

The Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater | Schedule
The National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC

The Einstein Planetarium | Schedule
The National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

The Airbus IMAX Theater | Schedule
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA

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