Explorers Theater


3D theater experience

This permanent, high-definition theater allows visitors to transcend the museum experience into the world of undersea exploration. With this theater, visitors will be able to: Watch a short film on how maritime exploration has shaped mankind’s history; Interact with live feeds from exploration vessels around the globe; Experience thrilling 3D films and other feature films covering a wide range of maritime topics.


Dolby digital

The Explorers Theater will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Prices include movie admission and use of 3D glasses. Glasses must be returned after the movie.

$6 Non-Members (Adult or Child)
$5 Museum Members (Adult or Child)
$2 Child 3 and Under

Tickets to Explorers Theater are in addition to the price of Museum admission.


Wonders of the Arctic 3D poster


Playing September 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017


9:30AM · 11:30AM · 12:30PM · 2:30PM · 3:30PM

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth’s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin’s journey through his species’ central rite of passage.

Preview Penguins 3D below:

Galapagos 3D

Galapagos 3D:
Nature’s Wonderland

Playing May 2 – November 27


10:30AM · 1:30PM · 4:30PM

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Dive into the ocean with flightless cormorants and swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles from their natural habitats.

Preview Galapagos 3D below:


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