Grand Canyon IMAX Movie

The larger-than-life Grand Canyon IMAX® experience brings the Grand Canyon to life on a giant six-story screen. The Grand Canyon movie traces the canyon’s history and, with 12,000 watts of floor-shaking digital surround sound, makes you feel like you’re inside the canyon itself.

What You'll Do

In just 34 minutes of air-conditioned comfort at the National Geographic Visitor Center, you will discover a Grand Canyon that would normally take a lifetime to experience. The Grand Canyon IMAX movie opens with the beginning of man’s fragile kinship with the twisting 277-mile (455-km) Grand Canyon. It then takes you through time, showing you glimpses of human history.

From the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the canyon 4,000 years ago to Major John Wesley Powell who challenged the unexplored canyon and the raging Colorado River in 1869, the movie opens your eyes to a Grand Canyon that most don’t know.

The movie ends by flying like a condor over the rim and into the canyon, getting drenched by the power of the Colorado River. Without ever leaving your seat, you’ll live the history and mystery of one of the most storied natural wonders in the world.

Upgrade your IMAX experience to include a choice of one (1) entree, one (1) drink and one(1) side:

  • Asian Rice Bowl with veggies: choice of beef, spicy chicken or sweet n’ sour pork
  • Soup and Salad - choice of one soup and one salad: chicken noodle, minestrone or soup of the day and a tossed green salad, Caesar salad or chicken salad
  • Fresh Deli Sandwich and Chips - all sandwiches are made with lettuce, tomato and onion: honey ham with Swiss cheese, roasted chicken breast with pepper jack cheese, smoked turkey with muenster cheese, roast beef with cheddar cheese or veggie (avocado, cucumber, sprouts, tomato with Swiss cheese)
  • Sides: cookie. apple, fruit cup or yogurt
  • Drinks: bottle water, hot tea, coffee or fountain drink (Pepsi Products).

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


34 minutes

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

Hourly at half-past the hour:
March 1 – October 31: 8:30am to 8:30pm
November 1 – February 28: 9:30am to 6:30pm

Departure Point

National Geographic Visitor Center at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Admission to the Grand Canyon IMAX movie
Meal and drink (if option selected)

Departure Point: National Geographic Visitor Center at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

"Magnificent! A wonderful follow-up, having..."

October 21, 2017 - 

Magnificent! A wonderful follow-up, having spent a day walking various parts of the south rim on Saturday and then thoroughly enjoying the view from the helicopter and the dialogue with our pilot, Nate, on Sunday.

"A magical experience seeing the..."

June 10, 2017 - 

A magical experience seeing the Grand Canyon's history in IMAX! The story of Powell's expedition and the hardship he and his team endured made the experience even more exhilarating. I would highly recommend this to all who intend spending time at the Grand Canyon.

"A must see! It completes..."

January 30, 2017 - 

A must see! It completes the Grand Canyon Tour. Like icing on top of the cake!!!

"Excellent tour, good hotel, great..."

June 5, 2016 - 

Excellent tour, good hotel, great breakfast, nice weather, thankyou.

"Excellent film! Very educational...."

June 3, 2016 - 

Excellent film! Very educational.

"Very good!..."

April 6, 2016 - 

Very good!

"wonderful film , loved it!..."

September 19, 2015 - 

wonderful film , loved it!

"This tour was amazing!..."

May 2, 2015 - 

This tour was amazing!

"good value for money..."

October 12, 2014 - 

good value for money

"Good for history learning....."

April 26, 2014 - 

Good for history learning..

"Excellent movie, excellent facility and..."

February 24, 2014 - 

Excellent movie, excellent facility and staff! Highly recommend! VIATOR is a great company to do business with. I Will choose them over and over again! Priced right, variety of tours offered, EXCELLENT!!!!

"No problems at all. Everything..."

July 9, 2012 - 

No problems at all. Everything was smooth.

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