IMAX with Laser at California Science Center

Last Sunday, we attended a special screening of AMAZON ADVENTURE 3D at California Science Center’s IMAX Theatre and experienced their brand-new IMAX with Laser projection system and 12-channel surround sound system.

This renovation and upgrade takes the audience experience to new heights, providing exceptional sound and vivid color to the seven-story screen.

The Sound

They played a demo of the evolution of sound, and boy was it impressive. From mono to stereo all the way to their current set-up of 12 channels plus sub-bass and additional side and overhead channels, the audio engulfs you in the best way possible.

The Laser

The new IMAX with Laser projection system is cutting-edge technology. The new Laser system produces vivid colors, creating a theater experience unlike no other. This dual 4K laser projection system is equipped with a new optical engine, proprietary IMAX technologies which produces an image with maximum resolution and sharpness.

Amazon Adventure 3D

Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D are two new films that premiered recently, created especially for the new technology. We watched Amazon Adventure 3D, which was vibrant and impressive. The angles shot of the trees really took advantage of the height of the screen, and the colors of the animals were bright and vibrant. The storyline was really good too. It recreates Henry Bates’ adventure through the Amazon rainforest and his quest to solve the puzzle of animal mimicry and find proof for Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

Hurricane 3D

We didn’t watch Hurricane 3D, because we were warned it might be too loud and unsettling for younger viewers, but like Amazon Adventure 3D, it was made for viewing on the new IMAX with Laser system.

California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe- inspiring films.

The Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit their website at

Proceeds from the IMAX Theater support California Science Center exhibit and education programs.

Disclaimer: Westside Mommy attended this special screening as a member of the media. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. Images provided by The California Science Center. All opinions are my own. 


I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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