Families looking for some new movies to watch with the kids can enjoy IMAX documentaries from the comfort of their own home, thanks to the Montreal Science Centre. Starting at a mere $1.31 (films can cost up to $2.99), families can take in one of 10 documentaries listed below.
Featured IMAX Documentaries
Journey to Mecca is a documentary about law student Ibn Battuta’s long and dangerous solo journey from his home in Morocco to Mecca.
Jerusalem is a 3D documentary that follows archaeologist Jodi Magness as she travels through the city, showing viewers its holy sites and discovering a montage of cultures and beliefs.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is a documentary that looks at how researchers are trying to put together clues about mummies and how they lived in ancient times.
Wild Ocean is a 2008 documentary that investigates the decrease of fish populations along the South African coast.
Dinosaurs Alive! is a 2007 computer-animated documentary that follows paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History as they study dinosaurs through the Cretaceous period and how their descendents may still be living among us even today.
Wonders of the Arctic is a 3D movie explores the wonders of the Arctic and how environmental changes are affecting the people and animals.
From the creators of Wild Ocean, The Last Reef is a 40-minute film explores the world of the coral reefs and what role they play in our lives.
Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe is a short documentary that explores the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to tackle two great universal mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.
In Waking the T.Rex, scientists and paleontologists use fossil clues to follow the life of Sue the dinosaur and take viewers along for the ride.
In the 2016 documentary Mysteries of China, viewers learn the story of ancient China as archaeologists discover the Terracotta warriors at the Emperor’s Tomb.
All the movies are available on the Science Centre’s website, and can be watched on all devices.
Science Fun for Kids
The Science Centre has also added a Games and Experiments section to its website, where students can sample easy, do-it-yourself science experiments at home. A short tutorial is posted for each experiment. For example, there are many experiments on fun ways to make bubbles. The videos are in French with English subtitles.
To watch the documentaries, click here.