The Simons Theatre is open seven days a week. Hours are the same as Aquarium hours, with the last show starting 40 minutes before closing.

Enjoy a giant screen experience in our newly renovated Simons Theatre. Moviegoers 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! 

*Includes Aquarium admission and a
Giant Screen Theatre movie ticket.

Now Playing

Incredible Predators

Incredible Predators

Duration: 22 minutes

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt—on land, under the sea or in the air. Far from a film about the kill, instead learn how these supreme species must be at the very peak of performance to have any chance of success, for example, to understand a cheetah’s dilemma you must meet her hungry cubs. Incredible Predators reveals the unique relationship between predators and prey as a fundamental building block of ecology. Buy tickets »

Wings Over Water

Wings Over Water

Duration: 27 minutes

Discover the largely unknown water highways of the Great Plains. As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes, and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these remain an oasis for wildlife, from herds of bison and vital honeybees to the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.” Michael Keaton narrates as the story of three amazing bird species—the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck—come to life. Wings Over Water celebrates the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable birds that defy all odds as they head home to the prairies to raise their young.

Superpower Dogs

Superpower Dogs

Duration: 49 minutes

Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches, earthquakes and in the sea. Narrated by Chris Evans, discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our four-legged friends the same way again.

Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep

Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep

Duration: 25 minutes

Shot over three years across the globe through stunning underwater cinematography, this film presents an intimate portrait through macrophotography of the Cephalopods (Greek meaning – head foot). Learn more about octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Journey through the magical world of these fascinating aquatic species, discover their unique physiology, and what makes them survive against all odds. 

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. 

  2. What movies are currently showing?

    Incredible Predators

    Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt—on land, under the sea or in the air. Far from a film about the kill, instead learn how these supreme species must be at the very peak of performance to have any chance of success, for example, to understand a cheetah’s dilemma you must meet her hungry cubs. Incredible Predators reveals the unique relationship between predators and prey as a fundamental building block of ecology.

    Wings Over Water

    Discover the largely unknown water highways of the Great Plains. As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes, and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these remain an oasis for wildlife, from herds of bison and vital honeybees to the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.” Michael Keaton narrates as the story of three amazing bird species—the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck—come to life. Wings Over Water celebrates the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable birds that defy all odds as they head home to the prairies to raise their young.

    Superpower Dogs

    Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches, earthquakes and in the sea. Narrated by Chris Evans, discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our four-legged friends the same way again.

    Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep

    Shot over three years across the globe through stunning underwater cinematography, this film presents an intimate portrait through macrophotography of the Cephalopods (Greek meaning – head foot). Learn more about octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Journey through the magical world of these fascinating aquatic species, discover their unique physiology, and what makes them survive against all odds. 

  3. How long are the movies?

    The movies range from ~22 to ~49 minutes in length.

  4. What is the capacity in the Simons Theatre?

    The theater seats 378.

  5. Are masks required in the theater?

    Face coverings are encouraged for Aquarium guests, however they are no longer required on Aquarium property.

  6. What are the safety protocols in the Simons Theatre?

    We are using touchless entry scanning and hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and exits and in the lobby. 

  7. Will concessions be available?

    Vending machines are located in the Simons Theatre lobby. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the theater.

Accessibility

Closed captioning devices are available upon request. Click here to learn more.