Are you curious about the history of the Grand Canyon? Then be sure to visit the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater at the National Geographic Visitor Center.
The film “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets” shows the history, habitation, nature and discovery of the Grand Canyon in an impressive way. The IMAX Theater is gigantic: the Grand Canyon comes to life on a 6-story screen. A visit to the IMAX Theater is definitely an addition to your visit to the Grand Canyon. You know (even) better what kind of special national park and nature reserve you are in.
The film lasts 34 minutes in total and the theater is air-conditioned (not a luxury in the summer). Good to know: the Film is available in English. French, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.
Tickets IMAX Theater
Are you sure of a seat at the IMAX Theater? You can order tickets here.
Times winter schedule (December 30 to February 29)
Grand Canyon Visitor Center: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
IMAX Theater Show Times: Between 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, the film is shown every hour (9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, etc.)
Summer schedule times (1 March to 29 December)
Grand Canyon Visitor Center: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
IMAX Theater Show Times: Between 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM, the film is shown every hour (8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, etc.)
Address National Geographic Visitor Center
450 State Route 64 Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023
Phone Number: 928-638-2468
What do visitors say?
More than 700 people have rated the film a 4 (on a scale of 5) on TripAdvisor.com. An excellent score! Visitors cite the “immense amount of detail”, “National Geographic quality” and “beautifully projected on a gigantic screen” as reasons to watch the film.
There are of course also less enthusiastic people: “dated film”, “boring and uninspired film” and “poor image quality”.
More than 70% of the people rate the film as very good & excellent. Above all, ask yourself if you like IMAX movies and if you are interested in the special story of the Grand Canyon and its former inhabitants.