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.



Turtle vision & Deepo 3D posters

Double Feature:
Turtle Vision 3D & Deepo 3D

Now Playing 


9:30 a.m. • 11:30 a.m. • 1:30 p.m. • 2:30 p.m.

Rating: G
Runtime: 30 minutes

Turtle Vision 3D
Experience a dazzling, ‘round the world ocean adventure in this coming of age story starring the cutest sea turtle on the big screen! From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through truly immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving octopus. Dive into icy polar waters to meet a friendly whale.

Deepo 3D
Join Deepo, an orange Garibaldi fish, on an animated undersea adventure. Sing along with friendly sharks, sea turtles and playful dolphins.

Preview Turtle Vision 3D and Deepo 3D below:



Oceans 3D


Oceans 3D:
Our Blue Planet

Now Playing


10:30 a.m. • 12:30 p.m. • 3:30 p.m. • 4:30 p.m.

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:



Thank you to our Community Sponsors:

Dominion power logo


Ferguson logo


W.M. Jordan logo


Wells Fargo logo