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 November 21, 2017 for maintenance and 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.


Journey to the South Pacific 3D

The Last Reef 3D:
Cities Beneath The Sea

Now Playing


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

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world. Yet there are many kinds of reef, each of them a living city beneath the sea, where plants and animals congregate in mutual benefit. They have a parallel existence to ours—distant, yet undoubtedly connected. Each reef is a hotspot of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rainforests. Reefs have been molding and shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. Yet in our lifetime, they have come under threat: human activity is altering the chemistry of the oceans. As the sea becomes more acidic, coral, shell, and bone begin to crumble. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined… What would it mean to us if one of these vibrant wonderlands were to become the last reef?

Preview The Last Reef 3D below:


Pirates 3D

Pirates 3D

Now Playing

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D

Now Playing


10:30AM · 1:30PM · 4:30PM

Rating: G
Combined Runtime: 24 minutes

Pirates 3D: A treasure to behold… All is quiet in the museum on this stormy night. You dare to take the pirate’s treasure which unleashes a furious chase. With a thunderous clap you scramble in the dark to escape the curse that’s come to life. Using all your senses, you make your way through this obstacle course desperately hoping to find a way out.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D: Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has amazed and entertained readers for over 140 years. Re-imagining the classic tale for 21st Century audiences in 3D movie theaters and attractions, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D takes viewers on the journey of teenager Ned as he plunges into a world of adventure aboard the submarine Nautilus commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.

Preview Pirates 3D below:


Preview 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea below:


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