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

Journey to the South Pacific 3D:
Nature’s Wonderland

Playing December 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017


10:30AM · 1:30PM · 4:30PM

Rating: G
Runtime: 40 minutes

Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

Preview Journey to the South Pacific 3D below:


Pirates 3D

Pirates 3D

Now Playing

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D

Now Playing


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

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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