“A fresh perspective on what it means to be an engineer”


“Sure to inspire your future innovators!”


“An inspiring IMAX documentary”


“Epic job of inspiring viewers”


“Plenty of razzle-dazzle eye candy on display”


“Inspirational in the same way Hidden Figures was”


A heartfelt story of human ingenuity

Narrated by JEFF BRIDGES

Now Playing In IMAX® and Giant Screen Theatres

In Partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers. Presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Dream Big is a HUGE film


Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Critics are raving about Dream Big

“A rousing and ravishing call-to-engineering arms”


“This IMAX documentary does an epic job of inspiring young viewers”

-Common Sense Media

“Sure to inspire your future innovators!”

-Scholastic Teacher


-LA Weekly


-Popular Mechanics

“Compelling, visually arresting”


“Its what-if mix of physics, imagination and goodwill is an exhilarating conversation starter.”

-The Hollywood Reporter

“An inspiring IMAX documentary”

-The Toronto Star

“Plenty of razzle-dazzle eye candy on display”

-Seattle Times

“A fresh perspective on what it means to be an engineer.”

-Parade Magazine

“The cinematography is beautiful”

-Scott Carty, KOMO-TV

“Visceral 3D thrills”

-The Hollywood Reporter

“A+ for Educational Value”

-Common Sense Media

“It’s the sort of majestic educational film that every adult will want their child to see”



in a theatre near you

“It’s the sort of majestic educational film that every adult will want
their child to see—and, in all likelihood, will want to see themselves.”


State City Venue Opening 2017
Alabama Birmingham McWane Science Center Feb 17
Alabama Huntsville U.S. Space and Rocket Center Feb 17
California Los Angeles California Science Center Feb 17
California San Diego Fleet Science Center Mar 10
California San Jose The Tech Museum of Innovation Feb 17
Colorado Denver Denver Museum of Nature and Science Feb 17
Connecticut Norwalk The Maritime Aquarium Feb 17
Florida Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science Feb 17
Florida Orlando Orlando Science Center Feb 17
Florida Tallahassee Challenger Learning Center Feb 17
Georgia Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History Feb 17
Illinois Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Feb 17
Illinois Peoria Peoria Riverfront Museum Feb 18
Kansas Hutchinson Cosmosphere Feb 17
Maryland Baltimore Maryland Science Center Feb 17
Massachusetts Boston Museum of Science Feb 2018
Michigan Dearborn The Henry Ford Museum Feb 17
Michigan Detroit Michigan Science Center Feb 17
Missouri St. Louis St. Louis Science Center Feb 17
New Jersey Jersey City Liberty Science Center Feb 17
North Carolina Charlotte Discovery Place Sept 2
North Carolina Raleigh Marbles Kids Museum Feb 17
Ohio Cleveland Great Lakes Science Center Mar 17
Ohio Columbus COSI Columbus Feb 17
Oregon Portland Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Feb 17
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts Feb 18
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center Feb 17
Tennessee Chattanooga Tennessee Aquarium Feb 17
Tennessee Memphis Pink Palace Museum Mar 2018
Texas Austin Bullock Texas State History Museum Oct 1
Texas Dallas Perot Museum of Nature and Science May 26
Texas Ft. Worth Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History Feb 17
Texas Galveston Moody Gardens August
Texas Houston Houston Museum of Natural Science Feb 17
Texas Lubbock Science Spectrum December
Virginia Hampton Virginia Air and Space Center TBD
Virginia Richmond Science Museum of Virginia April 1
Washington Seattle Pacific Science Center Feb 17
Country City Venue Opening 2017
Canada Edmonton Telus World of Science Edmonton Feb 17
Canada Regina Saskatchewan Science Centre Feb 17
Canada Sudbury Science North Feb 17
Canada Toronto Ontario Science Centre Feb 17
Canada Vancouver Science World Mar 4
Canada Victoria Victoria IMAX Theatre Mar 18
Mexico Monterrey Planetario Alfa Omnimax Jun 30

Dream Big is more than a movie, it’s a movement.

Today’s young dreamers will engineer tomorrow’s future—what better time to start dreaming BIG? The Dream Big project encompasses resources and programs designed for students, teachers, engineers and science centers, including 50+ hands-on activities, girl-centered events, lesson plans, design challenge exhibits, videos and more.