Grand Canyon National Park

New for 2023 Admission to IMAX Grand Canyon "Rivers of Time"

Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Grand Canyon IMAX Movie

From $14.70

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 34 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Want to know what it feels like to fly over the Grand Canyon? Visit the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch the movie “Grand Canyon: The Movie.” Fly like an eagle over the rim and swoop into the depths of the canyons. Take a whitewater rafting trip down the raging Colorado River. Experience the history of the Grand Canyon and enjoy the incredible scenery, all in front of a six-story movie screen with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound power. Upgrade your ticket to include an on-site meal and drink.
  • Admission to the Grand Canyon IMAX movie
  • Experience the riveting movie on a six-story screen with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound
  • Travel through the canyon's history
  • Find out how it would feel to fly over the canyon like a condor
  • Upgrade to enjoy a light meal and drink at the IMAX theater!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Pre-purchase admission to the popular Grand Canyon IMAX movie to avoid the ticket line.

What's Included

  • movie only
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Departure Point

  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center, 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023

What To Expect

Walk inside the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater to learn about the history and mystery of one of the most storied natural wonders in the world. “Grand Canyon: The Movie” is an entertainment experience unlike any other. Being here, inside the movie, is as good as being there, with a screen that’s over six stories tall with 12,000 watts of earth-shaking, digital surround sound power.

The featured film is a 34-minute journey over, around and through the Grand Canyon. Explore all 277 miles with the mysterious Anasazi, ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who inhabited the canyon 4,000 years ago, and John Wesley Powell, famous for his exploration of the canyon and the raging Colorado River in 1869. Then fly like an eagle over the rim and swoop into the depths of the canyons, complete with a whitewater rafting trip down the raging Colorado River below.

Upgrade your IMAX experience to include the choice of an entrée and drink at one of the on-site eateries. Choose from an Asian rice bowl with veggies, soup and salad, fresh deli sandwich and chips, plus a side dish and a drink.

To truly experience the Grand Canyon in all its powerful glory, get the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater experience.

Grand Canyon Visitor Center

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by IMAX Grand Canyon

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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63 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 63 reviews
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Jams, Oct 2023
Worthwhile informative presentation on Colorado river through the Grand Canyon. Felt like I was on a water trip with the actors.
Riveting presentation
Charla_E, Jun 2023
If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, take time to view this movie, an excellent presentation of the pioneers who mapped and traversed the canyon with riveting video footage.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our presentation of Grand Canyon "Rivers of Time". Hope you had a great visit to the Grand Canyon South Rim
Went to wrong location. This is not inside the park.
Holly_B, Jun 2023
Missed the movie because we did not realize that the visitor center was NOT the one inside the Grand Canyon Park. It’s in the Tusayan Village.
OSCAR_a, May 2023
Your company never mentioned where the IMAX theatre was located, nobody from your website informed me when I booked it that it was in TUSAYAN. There is no address on the ticket. We got to the West Rim @ 9:30 and asked everyone there where the IMAX theatre is and nobody knows what I was talking about. Please be more clear on your website regarding the address as well as having it printed on the ticket. Because of this we missed the show. .
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for bringing to our attention that the address did not print on your confirmation. I'm sorry to hear that you missed our show. Please contact customer for Viator directly and we can work towards issuing you a refund
Good job
RichardBuffington, Mar 2023
I was there 28 years ago and 35 minutes is perfect teaching now my grand kids the story of the canyon!! Very well done, little pricey for children 6 and 8. You need to help the national park service. Mis wok lodge had no hot water, TV was blurry and $400.00 a night. Food at cafeteria was horrible and not cheap. Could not get a reservation any where else until 8:30-9:00. The buses and people were wonderful and of course the views! But I will never stay up there again when I take the next set of grand kids in a few years!! But I MAX will always be a part of the show!!
The great nation n great treasures.
Sue_C, Sep 2022
Flying over the Grand Canyon was the most breathtaking moment. The America has blessed by having the great treasure of Grand Canyon.
Good time
Lyndon_L, Jul 2022
Good information and film. Great perspective on the canyon. Clean facility and food purchased with the ticket was good.
Micheal_B, Jul 2022
The movie was informative regarding one part of history. Movie could be updated to include more of the history
Suggested to see before going into the Grand Canyon
Chuck_L, Apr 2022
Interesting and informative movie to seem. Go see before going into the Grand Canyon National Park. One hour long
Perfect intro to the Grand Canyon
Tom_K, Apr 2022
We saw this imax movie on our first day (of 6) in the Grand Canyon.... whether you are visiting for a half day or several, it was the perfect introduction to the Grand Canyon and how it was discovered and formed. Very worthwhile!
David_S, Dec 2021
It was a very moving, emotional experience. You just have to see it for yourself. I wondered how they made a movie that was so perfect and touch me so deeply.
Great movie!
Michelle_C, Oct 2021
Very informative movie. A lot of money and resources were well spent in creating this production. Worth the time to see.
Michael_H, Jul 2021
FANTASTIC FILM! Most visitors have no idea of the enormity of the Grand Canyon. In this film you can have a glimpse, a sliver o nature how the water work of the rock for ten thousand centuries.
Ok. Decent scenery and story. Movie reel quality not that great.
Denise_W, Jun 2021
Movie good. Content/story very interesting. Quality of film not so good. Looked like reel may be old.
The was close on hours that should be open
Levy_S, May 2021
The say 8:30am-8:30pm The was close at 6pm.... Try to call them nobody’s answer I waste like 50$ for that for noting
Great movie - okay food.
Jerry_T, Apr 2021
Although the movie was fantastic the meal we paid for was not what we expected. The website we bought the tickets still had rice bowls as an option but when we got there to view the movie at 2:30pm they told us due to covid they can't offer that item. Although I understand the only other real option was pizza BUT they closed at 3pm which was passed the time we would get out of the movie. The young man taking tickets did apologize and took our order for 2 veggie pizzas and made it right once we got out. Our reserved pizza was given to a couple just before us so they did make us fresh ones even though they had closed. That was a plus. So just beware that things change at the site but may not be updated on the website. Thus the 4 star rating instead of 5.
Good Overview of the grand Canyon Movie
Michael_B, Jun 2019
Overall, worth your time and money. The check in process, getting your tickets, and knowing where to go a little sketchy. Had to ask three different people to get the proper info to get our tickets and know where to go. The movie itself was a good one, a mix of flying through the Canyon on screen and some history. Great views of the Canyon and back story about the Canyon. I would recommend going to see it.
Magnificent! A wonderful follow-up...
James O S, Oct 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...
Timothy F, Jun 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 the Grand...
Remona L P, Jan 2017
A must see! It completes the Grand Canyon Tour. Like icing on top of the cake!!!

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