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.
The Explorers Theater will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
|$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.
10:30 a.m. • 12:30 a.m. • 2:30 p.m. • 4:30 p.m.
Runtime: 40 minutes
As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film chronicles Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench, nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface, and located in the western Pacific Ocean about 200 kilometres east of the Mariana Islands.
Venture into the depths with Cameron as he pilots a submersible he designed himself, and descends to the deepest known natural trench in the world. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking.
Don’t miss this astounding underwater endeavor of science and courage as Cameron pursues to fulfill a childhood dream.
Preview Deepsea Challenge 3D:
9:30 a.m. • 11:30 p.m. • 1:30 p.m. • 3:30 p.m.
Runtime: 40 minutes
The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. Come aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and watch the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel who conduct flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. See how all the coordinated efforts on the ship and in the air are critical to being guardians of the sea.
Preview Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea 3D
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