Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres
that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest buildings
to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human
ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of
innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and
aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the
compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more
sustainable future for us all.
Student engineering teams from around the world build sun-powered vehicles to compete in the World Solar Challenge, a 1,500-mile race across Australia to advance solar and transportation technology.
A member of the student engineering team from Houston, Mississippi races the solar-powered car he helped build for the World Solar Challenge.
A close-up view of the Shanghai Tower’s
aerodynamic twist, which reduces the impact of typhoon winds on this 2073-foot, 128-story structure.
Fourteen of the top 20 tallest bridges are located in China. The Longjiang Bridge is China’s longest and highest suspension bridge. Spanning a distance almost equal to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Longjiang towers 900 feet above a river gorge in
western Yunnan Province.
The Shanghai skyline includes the Shanghai Tower, where 16,000 people live, work and play. The skyscraper is the world’s second tallest building, and its innovative design is featured in Dream Big.
On China’s coast, where typhoons roar, engineers designed the Shanghai Tower with a twisting, spiral shape. Its aerodynamic design drastically reduces the impact of the wind on this 2,073-foot, 128-story structure, the second tallest building in the world.
Engineer Steve Burrows walks through the
innovative design of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in
Beijing, China. Steel beams hide supports for the retractable roof giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest.
Engineers led by Avery Bang work on the new Chameau footbridge in Haiti. Bridges like these, built in developing countries, signal a new field of study and work called humanitarian engineering.
The Great Wall of China has endured for thousands of years. In Dream Big, viewers learn that in some sections of the wall, builders used sticky rice in the mortar, which enhanced its durability. Copyright: Sophy Ru
Haitian schoolgirls are among the first to walk across the newly built Chameau Bridge in Haiti. The bridge was built by the non-profit group Bridges to Prosperity, led by Avery Bang, which brings the benefits of engineering to developing countries.
Engineer Avery Bang celebrates with local Haitian families who will benefit from the new Chameau Bridge. Avery is the head of the non-profit group Bridges to Prosperity, which has built more than 200 bridges in impoverished countries.
“Stinky” the robot completes a task during an
underwater robot competition. The team of high school engineers at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona surprised everyone with their robot and their ingenuity.
The Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre offers a ticket discount to groups of 10 or more patrons. For your planning purposes, group showings may be scheduled in advance. If you have a specific date and time in mind that you’d like to bring your group to see "Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D," you may contact our Group Sales Coordinator, Samantha Reaves, by phone at 850.645.7777 or by email at sreaves@ChallengerTLH.com to set up a time that is convenient for you, pending availability. Please note: to receive the group rate, all patrons must pay together.