California Science Center to Open IMAX® Original Film Asteroid Hunters 3D

The IMAX® original film Asteroid Hunters 3D transports audiences into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Narrated by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), 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 may one day protect our planet. Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster when Asteroid Hunters 3D opens at the California Science Center on June 26, 2022.

The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research. Utilizing awe-inspiring images and heart-pounding audio for a fully immersive experience, the film will engage audiences with the exploration of our solar system and impart how science, knowledge, and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet.  

Asteroid Hunters 3D

“We are so pleased to add Asteroid Hunters 3D to our IMAX theater schedule,” said Jeffrey Rudolph, President of the California Science Center. “We’re excited to show how scientists can be real-life heroes; and put their research to work preventing disasters and saving lives.”

Nearly a decade of research went into the development of Asteroid Hunters 3D, and the planetary defense team’s formation and discoveries happened in conjunction with the production of the film itself. The film features scientists from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, and Aerospace Corporation; each representing the four key aspects of planetary defense – Detection, Assessment, Impact Mitigation, and Prevention. 

After seeing the film, guests can learn about space travel by visiting Space Shuttle Endeavour in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion and the SKETCH Foundation Air and Space exhibits. These exhibits are uniquely positioned to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience at the California Science Center, through interactive exhibits coupled with real air and spacecraft.

Asteroid Hunters 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 W.D. Hogan. The film has a run time of 38 minutes and is presented by IMAX® in association with Huahuang Pictures. For more information and for showtimes, please visit

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