California Science Center Opens IMAX® Original Movie Asteroid Hunters 3D

Explore our solar system and discover how science, knowledge and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet

LOS ANGELES , June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The IMAX® Original Movie Asteroid Hunter 3D takes audiences into outer space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Narrated by Daisy Ridley (war of stars), the film introduces asteroid scientists – the best line of defense between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path – and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that will one day protect our planet could. Witness the latest in planetary defenses and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster Asteroid Hunter 3D will open June 26, 2022 at the California Science Center.

The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic, and while the current likelihood of an event occurring in our lifetime is remote, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of ​​scientific inquiry. Using stunning visuals and heart-rending sound for a fully immersive experience, the film will engage audiences in exploring our solar system and how science, knowledge and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet.

“We are very pleased to add Asteroid Hunter 3D to our IMAX theater program,” said Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center. “We look forward to showing how scientists can be real heroes; and use their research to prevent disasters and save lives.”

Almost a decade of research went into the development of Asteroid Hunter 3D, and the formation and discoveries of the planetary defense team occurred in conjunction with the production of the film itself. The film features scientists from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, and the Aerospace Corporation; each represents the four key aspects of planetary defense – detection, assessment, mitigation and prevention.

After watching the film, guests can learn more about space travel by visiting the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion and the SKETCH Foundation’s aerospace exhibits. These exhibits are uniquely positioned to offer visitors a unique experience at the California Science Center through interactive exhibits coupled with real aircraft and spacecraft.

asteroid hunter was filmed in IMAX® and mixed in immersive IMAX 12.0 channel sound. It was written and produced by Phil Groves, produced by Jini Durr and directed by WD Hogan. The film has a running time of 38 minutes and is presented by IMAX® in association with Huahuang Pictures. Visit for more information and game times.

About the California Science Center

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

The California 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. Open daily from 10am to 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. For recorded information, including IMAX play times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $7.59 to $9.79. For presale tickets, group rates, or reservations for groups of 15 or more (required), call 213.744-2019. Parking is available at the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th/Exposition Park Drive for $15 per car and $33 for commercial buses or oversized vehicles. Both the Science Center and the IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at

About IMAX®

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat into a world you never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios use IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in exceptional ways, and as such, the IMAX network is one of the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the world. IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2021, 1,664 IMAX theater systems (1,580 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 72 institutional) were operating in 85 countries and territories. Shares in IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under stock code “1970”. IMAX®, IMAX® Dome, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® 3D Dome, Experience It In IMAX®, The IMAX Experience®, An IMAX Experience®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, IMAX DMR®, DMR®, IMAX nXos® and Movies to the Fullest® are trademarks and trade names of the company or its subsidiaries, registered or otherwise protected under the laws of various jurisdictions. For more information about the company, visit

About Huahuang pictures

Huahuang Pictures (Suzhou) Co.Ltd. is a professional film and television production and investment company. So far, more than 500 films have been post-produced. Its business scope includes film investment and production, acquisition of film rights overseas, translation and distribution, production of television programs, investment in related cultural projects, and manufacture and distribution of consumer film products.

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