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.

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

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


Oceans 3D

Oceans 3D:
Our Blue Planet

Now Playing


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

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures. Dolphins leap for joy through the waves, as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, we find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators.As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.

Preview Oceans 3D below:

Sea Monsters 3D

Sea Monsters 3D:
A Prehistoric Adventure

Now Playing


10:30AM · 1:30PM · 4:30PM

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

When strange bones are discovered in a muddy Kansas river bank, paleontologists set out to investigate a mystery buried in time. National Geographic’s new 3D film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur age. Eighty million years ago, much of the globe was submerged underwater where these cold-blooded sea reptiles flourished. As the oceans dried up, skeletons of those reptiles were the only remains left. Follow a family of Dolichorhynchops, or “Dollies,” on their journey through these ancient waters, and witness giant marine reptiles, like saber-tooth fish, prehistoric sharks, giant squids, and other lizard-like reptiles as large as whales. This astonishing journey educates the audience on paleontology, interwoven with live-action recreations of real-life fossil digs.

Preview Sea Monsters 3D below:


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