If you purchase tickets at the IMAX Box Offices, be sure to plan ahead and buy them early for a later showing. Plan to explore the museum while waiting for your show time. Show schedules are subject to change without notice.
Next-Generation Laser TechnologyIMAX Corporation and the Smithsonian Institution have announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation laser digital projection technology in the Smithsonian’s three IMAX theatres in 2014. The system is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience with the highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, a wider color gamut and deeper blacks.
While visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, you can also take a 20-minute tour of the universe at the Albert Einstein Planetarium. The Planetarium uses a high tech digital projection system and six-channel digital surround sound to give you the sensation of zooming across the skies and through the galaxy.