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Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U)

The naked eye perceives only a fraction of what there is to see on Earth; we are surrounded by things that are either too fast, too slow or too small for us to observe. Following smash-hit reviews in the USA, this new film lands at the Science Museum for its London premiere in stunning IMAX 3D and will unlock the secrets of this unseen world.

Using time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology, take a closer look at a universe of creatures, processes and phenomena you never even knew existed – such as the flight of a dragonfly, the bacteria living on our bodies and even the invisible rays of light which surround us all.

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall. Book your tickets now and begin to understand the enormity of the world you can't see.

Please note that this film has a running time of 40 minutes.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

'Kids and adults will be thrilled by this technologically innovative portrait of hidden nature.'
(The Hollywood Reporter)

'A visual feast, Mysteries of the Unseen World introduces viewers to the latest advances in scientific cinematography, made all the more impressive by 3D and IMAX. Sure to be a mainstay of school outings, this National Geographic release is more fun than educational.'
(Film Journal International) 

IMAX Theatre

The foyer is open for IMAX Theatre ticket holders before, during and after your film, providing a great place to meet and to stock up on treats.

Did you know?

  • An IMAX 3D film is actually two films being projected perfectly in synchronisation with each other, one for each eye
  • An IMAX film is so heavy that a fork lift is required to lift it in and out of position. The average IMAX film if rolled out would measure around four miles
  • The IMAX screen is the height of four double-decker buses and 64 taxis could be parked on top if it were laid flat  

Mysteries of the Unseen World trailer

Watch as an extraordinary, secret universe is revealed

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U)

Explore a world invisible to the naked eye
Floor: G
Price: Adults: £11 Seniors: £10 Concessions: £9 Family of 3: £23/£27, Family of 4: £30/£32, Family of 5: £39