Coming to IMAX® & Giant Screen Theatres October 2016

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Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything…signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. With cutting-edge imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, The Search for Life in Space takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and thermal vents deep beneath the sea. In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold. As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of planets like ours, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Where did we come from?”, “How did we get here?” and “Are we alone?”

featuring astronomer

lisa kaltenegger

Director of the Carl Sagan Institute and Associate Professor at Cornell University

The Search for Life in Space is a December Media film produced in association with Film Victoria Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Tony Wright Executive producer
Stuart Menzies Executive producer
Stephen Amezdroz Producer/Director
Jim Frate Director of Photography
Dale Cornelius Composer

Find a Theatre

If you don’t see your city, please check back—the list below is continually updated. Select venue name to check for specific showtimes, advanced tickets or group sales.

City Theatre Opening
Atlanta, GA The Fernbank Museum of Natural History Exhibition Completed
Jersey City, NJ Liberty Science Center Exhibition Completed
Philadelphia, PA The Franklin Institute Exhibition Completed
Lubbock, TX Science Spectrum Exhibition Completed
Salt Lake City, WA Clark Planetarium Exhibition Completed
Hampton, VA Virginia Air and Space Center Exhibition Completed
Seattle, WA Pacific Science Center Exhibition Completed
Melbourne, Australia IMAX Theatre Melbourne Exhibition Completed
Victoria, Canada IMAX Victoria Available for Groups
Beijing, China China Science and Technology Museum Exhibition Completed
Dongguan, China Dongguan Science and Technology Museum Exhibition Completed
Lanzhou City, China Gansu Science and Technology Museum Exhibition Completed
Shenyang, China Liaoning Science and Technology Museum Exhibition Completed
Copenhagen, Denmark Tycho Brahe Planetarium Exhibition Completed
Paris, France La Geode Exhibition Completed
Toyohashi, Japan Toyohashi Audio-Visual Education Center Exhibition Completed
Yamanashi, Japan Yamanashi Prefectural Science Center Exhibition Completed
Taichung, Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science Exhibition Completed
Cumbria, United Kingdom Rheged Discovery Centre Exhibition Completed

Out here, beyond our Solar System, is where the really exciting discoveries will be made…

– astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger

educator resources

Take your students on a field trip to see The Search for Life in Space, then use the activities in our Educator Guide to extend the learning experience into your classroom  Book your field trip today by contacting your local IMAX theatre for information about special group programs.


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