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Discover the Hemisfèric

The Hemisfèric was inaugurated in 1998 and was the first building in the City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. It is a spectacular construction designed by Santiago Calatrava, with an ovoid roof over 100 metres long that contains in its interior the large sphere that constitutes the projection room.

IMAX cinema and digital projections to feel adventures through spectacular images.

Es la sala más grande de España que alberga tres sistemas de proyección en una pantalla cóncava de 900 metros cuadrados:

  • Cine en gran formato, IMAX Dome.
  • Cine digital 3D. Medidas de la pantalla 3D, rectángulo de aproximadamente 16x8 metros.
  • Proyecciones digitales. Representaciones astronómicas y espectáculos de entretenimiento.

Hemisfèric is a remarkable and spectacular building designed by Santiago Calatrava that represents a huge human eye, the eye of wisdom. This symbolises the observation of the world that visitors discover by means of surprising audiovisual projections.



Digital 3D

The spectacular show of the digital projections with the maximum three-dimensional realism thanks to the magic of the active glasses 3D and the most modern technological developments. Screen measures: rectangle about 16x8 meters.

Large-format cinema

The seventh art in large format. The extraordinary sharpness and luminosity of the projections, together with the large size of the screen and the sound quality, help to create exceptional realism that integrates the spectator within the images.

Digital Projections

The Hemisfèric has the most advanced system of full-dome digital projection to allow the viewer to penetrate the world of astronomy and digital animation. With this projection system the Hemisfèric can feature activities related to astronomy and the cosmos and put on shows on other varied themes as “A walk around the solar system” and “Our home in the cosmos”, both in accordance with the different educational levels.

The images cover the whole screen because they use a projection system made up of six Barco Galaxy projectors of 12,000 ANSI lumens each distributed on the perimeter of the screen; a Zeiss PowerDome graphic generator that allows the generation of digital content; and a Uniview display platform and astronomical simulator that reproduces the whole universe, as it has an extensive three-dimension astronomy database including NASA models and a wide range of stars.

LATEST PROJECTIONS



JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU’S SECRET OCEAN.

Discover a secret world inside the ocean. With the help of the impressive screen at the IMAX DOME, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean shows us how the smallest of life in the sea is a powerful force – a force upon which we all depend.

AMERICA WILD.

Experience the fantastic natural treasures of the USA's national parks alongside intrepid explorers. This IMAX projection captures the breathtaking beauty of pure nature and reminds us that these places are an essential part of the human spirit.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D

Travel to the Alaska of the Cretaceous and experience the incredible adventures of two great herbivore dinosaurs.

Did you know that..

THE HEMISFERIC WAS THE FIRST BUILDING

THE HEMISFERIC WAS THE FIRST BUILDING ...the Hemisfèric was the first building in the City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors in 1998?