The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History announces the brand new “Jane & John Justin Foundation Omni Theater.” The full-scale renovation project will provide the theater with an ADA-accessible space, a new lobby and a completely digitized 8K LED viewing experience, powered by Cosm Technology. Byrne Construction Services, the builders for the original Omni IMAX Theater, have been selected as the General Contractor for the project with Bennett Partners providing the architectural design services in support of the Omni Theater renovation. 

Opened in 1983, the Omni Theater has long been a pillar of the Fort Worth Museum, utilizing its IMAX projection technology to serve and entice over 10 million visitors. Guests of the museum theater were taken on a “Fort Worth Flyover," exploring the world around them through events, documentaries, and blockbuster films. 

Renovations for the Omni Theater will be approximately a 16-month process beginning in May with a focus on the interior footprint of the building, including major updates to the lobby making it one level for ADA accessibility. A larger, more easily accessible entry will welcome guests into the new venue. The theater will receive a complete refresh with updated, more comfortable seating.


We're excited to share some progress updates on the Jane & John Justin Omni Theater renovation! As we inch closer to the grand opening later this year, here's a glimpse of what's been happening:

  • New Entryway Complete: The all-new, fully accessible entryway is almost finished! This expanded and inviting entrance will ensure a smooth and comfortable arrival for all our guests.
  • Dome Transformation: The external structure of the iconic dome in the middle of installation. The first pass through will finish soon!
  • A Splash of Color: The painting crews have begun their work, adding a fresh coat to the theater's exterior. Stay tuned for the exciting reveal of the final color scheme!
  • Electrical Work Underway: While the exterior gets a makeover, electrical work continues inside the theater, laying the foundation for the cutting-edge technology that will power your immersive journeys.


The Jane & John Justin Foundation Omni Theater renovation is generously funded by the following organizations and individuals.

Amon G. Carter Foundation
The City of Fort Worth
Jane & John Justin Foundation
Leo Potishman Foundation
Tarrant County
The Burnett Foundation
The Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation
The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation,
William E. Scott Foundation
Robert and Sherri Patton
BNSF Railway Company
William and Catherine Bryce Memorial Fund
Nancy Thompson
Rosenthal & Blumenfeld Families
Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Alcon Foundation
Schollmaier Foundation
Mazur Capital
Robert D. & Catherine Alexander Foundation
J. Brown and C. A. Lupton Foundation
Bird Family Foundation
James & Dorothy Doss Foundation
Web Maddox Trust
Mary Potishman Lard Charitable Trust
Garvey Texas Foundation
The Hammett-Russack Charitable Foundation
Rainwater Foundation
Wells Fargo Bank
John Michael Fierer
Mark Robert Fierer
Sunderland Foundation

Higginbotham Insurance and Financial Services
Higginbotham Community Fund
James R. Reid
Diane and Michael Parks
Marianne Auld and Jimmy Coury
Andy and Nancy Thompson Foundation
Glenn and Kimberly Darden
Ryan and Nissa Harrington
Kathryn and William Pollard
David and Noel Nolet
Anne and Orlando Carvalho
DuBose Family Foundation
Gretchen and Whit Smith
Luther King Capital Management
Brian and Tyler Crumley
Garland and Mollie Lasater
Folsom Point Charities
The Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation
Martha Leonard Trust
Howard and Joan Katz
Eddie and Lynny Sankary
Amar and Sonya Tanna
Hillwood Alliance Group
The Walsh Foundation
Dwight and Joni Horton
Luther and Teresa King
Richard A. Russack
Molyneaux Charitable Foundation
John and Amy Ryan
Tracy Rector and Greg Fitzgerald
John and Ginger Dudley
Tom and Mary Beth Owen
Brad and Layne Wharton
The Gary Patterson Foundation
Anthony and Jennifer Edwards

Media Contact 

Tammy McKinney, Vice President of Development
817-255-9534 | tmckinney@fwmsh.org

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