I love the Omni-Theatre at the Science Centre Singapore and the immersive experience it offers. We watched Animalopolis there in December and truly felt like we were frolicking around with the animals. And now, the latest fulldome system will complement the IMAX system on Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen.
Come 30 May 2015, the Omni-Theatre will offer visitors dual technologies of the IMAX system and the latest and brightest 8K digital fulldome system. On top of IMAX movies like Animalopolis, visitors can enjoy a choice of digital fulldome movies and ‘live’ shows with real-time presentations conducted by Science educators from Science Centre Singapore.
We had a little preview the other day and the kids had such an enjoyable time ‘flying’ through space and identifying the planets. I think the scale was a wee bit overwhelming for Adam. I was quite amused when he kept asking me, “Where is Singapore? Are we in Malaysia?”
We also watched Back to the Moon for Good, a fascinating digital fulldome movie about a modern-day space race 40 years after the Apollo landing with teams from all over the world competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The experience of watching a movie like that on a fulldome system was simply out of the world.
The digital fulldome and IMAX movies are considerably shorter than your usual feature films and will captivate the attention of little ones who may not be able to sit still for more than an hour. The kids are longing to return to the Omni-Theatre so I’m planning to take them to watch Pandas: The Journey Home as well as some of the ‘live’ shows lined up during the June holidays. Check out the Omni-Theatre website for more information on showtimes and ticketing.