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Explorers Theater

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 remain CLOSED for the summer. We anticipate to reopen the theater this fall.
The Park and Noland Trail are open.


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


Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea 3D

Now Playing


9:30 a.m. • 11:30 p.m. • 1:30 p.m.

Rating: G
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


Turtle vision & Deepo 3D posters

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Now Playing 


10:30 a.m. • 12:30 a.m. • 2:30 p.m.

Rating: PG
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:



Turtle vision & Deepo 3D posters


Now Playing 


3:30 p.m.

Rating: PG
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes

An exhilarating documentary by Alex Holmes revisiting a yachting race filled of ocean terrors and corrosive sexism faced by an all-woman crew. Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989, defying all odds to shock the sports world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

Edwards’ inspirational dream was opposed on all sides filled with biased male competitors, chauvinistic yachting press, and skeptical potential sponsors. But Edwards refused to give up, even mortgaging her home and purchasing a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Maiden reveals an extraordinary saga of grit and daring in the face of doubt, fear and life-threatening situations.

Maiden is a mighty tale about the majesty of the human spirit and the power of women.

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