Enjoy a giant screen experience in our newly renovated Simons Theatre. Twenty-five moviegoers per show will enjoy comfortable, high-backed seats while watching films on a projection screen that is more than six stories high. Wrap-around digital surround completes this immersive experience!

 

* Aquarium Admission and a
Giant Screen Theatre Experience

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Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Duration: 22 minutes

Get ready for a shark’s eye view as you plunge straight into the underwater world of nature’s most renowned predator in Great White Shark. See the science at work behind that fearsome toothy grin and discover the importance of this spectacular species. The whole family will enjoy an exhilarating experience that demonstrates how great white sharks are perfectly adapted hunters that play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our oceans. Buy tickets.

 

Turtle Odyssey

Turtle Odyssey

Duration: 22 minutes

Follow the incredible journey of a spry young green sea turtle as it encounters astonishing ocean creatures on the adventure of a lifetime! From hatching along sandy Australian beaches to gliding along ocean currents, watch as this remarkable reptile traverses thousands of miles of open ocean—and then migrates with mysterious precision back to the very beach where it was born. Russell Crowe narrates as researchers trek through these same aquatic wonderlands, encountering the majestic corals of the Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking breaching whales. Turtle Odyssey reminds us just how interconnected we all are with the ocean. Buy tickets.

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

Duration: 22 minutes

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian sea lions. In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming-of-age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker takes you on an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian sea lion pup – and meet the people who are trying to save its species. Buy tickets.

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness

Duration: 22 minutes

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that lie right in our own backyards. The film displays the stunning array of unique wildlife that live around a suburban home over the course of a seasonal year, revealing the backyard’s inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. We follow Katie, a young girl, who gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door. The joy she finds reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters—you can uncover extraordinary things just by stepping outside. Buy tickets.

Simons Theatre FAQs

  1. Are reservations required for the Simons Theatre? Can I buy tickets on-site?

    You are strongly encouraged to make advanced reservations via our website. The Box Office on the plaza will also be open for walk-up visitors who need assistance or want to use cash. Please note that only visitors with tickets will be allowed to enter the Simons Theatre building itself.

  2. What movies are currently showing?

    Backyard Wilderness

    Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that lie right in our own backyards. The film displays the stunning array of unique wildlife that live around a suburban home over the course of a seasonal year, revealing the backyard’s inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. We follow Katie, a young girl, who gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door. The joy she finds reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters—you can uncover extraordinary things just by stepping outside.

    Great White Shark

    Get ready for a shark’s-eye view as you plunge straight into the underwater world of nature’s most renowned predator in Great White Shark. See the science at work behind that fearsome, toothy grin and discover the importance of this spectacular species. The whole family will enjoy an exhilarating experience that demonstrates how great white sharks are perfectly adapted hunters that play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our oceans.

    Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

    Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian sea lions. In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming-of-age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker takes you on an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian sea lion pup – and meet the people who are trying to save its species.

    Turtle Odyssey

    Follow the incredible journey of a spry young green sea turtle as it encounters astonishing ocean creatures on the adventure of a lifetime! From hatching along sandy Australian beaches to gliding along ocean currents, watch as this remarkable reptile traverses thousands of miles of open ocean—and then migrates with mysterious precision back to the very beach where it was born. Russell Crowe narrates as researchers trek through these same aquatic wonderlands, encountering the majestic corals of the Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking breaching whales. Turtle Odyssey reminds us just how interconnected we all are with the ocean.

  3. How long are the movies?

    Each movie is ~22 minutes long.

  4. Will I be able to visit the Aquarium, leave to see a movie, and then go back into the Aquarium?

    There is no re-entry to the Aquarium at this time. Please book your movie either before your Aquarium experience or after. Our ticketing system will give you a warning if there is a conflict between the times you are trying to book.

  5. What steps is the Simons Theatre taking to operate safely?

    In keeping with city and state guidelines, we are limiting the number of moviegoers to 25 people per film (the theater normally seats 378). We are using touchless entry scanning, ensuring 6 feet of physical distance between all groups, and cleaning thoroughly between films. Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and exits and in the lobby. We have initiated a one-way flow so you can enter at the bottom of the theater and exit at the top. All visitors will be required to wear a mask throughout their film.

  6. Will the concession stand be open?

    The concession stand will not be open at this time. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the theater.

Accessibility

Closed captioning devices are available for all films. Click here to learn more.