The digital dome theater planned for the new museum is an immersive, large format 360 degree theater. Using digital video and audio technology, the theater will feature interactive educational shows, planetarium-style experiences, and movies that explore a wide range of science, history, and cultural subjects.
Project Beginnings >>
What sorts of things will the digital dome do? There’s a great catalog of movies available, designed for the 360 degree environment. Many of these shows are about astronomical subjects, a reflection of the digital dome’s roots in the world of planetariums. But there are also shows about extreme weather, ancient sea creatures, the African Serengeti — just to name a few — a wide variety of subjects, with new shows being produced all the time.
A digital dome theater will also allow our Education staff to do live, interactive science presentations, literally zooming through the Universe to land on Mars or to explore the heart of the galaxy.