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 Experience

Now Playing

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 »

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 »

Ocean Odyssey

Ocean Odyssey

Duration: 22 minutes

Encounter the wonders of the southern sea through Ocean Odyssey. Accompany a pod of humpback whales as they embark on an underwater journey, migrating 2,000 miles from the Great Barrier Reef to their feeding grounds off Antarctica. Learn more about our global network of ocean currents that are crucial to both life in the sea and on land. 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 »

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?

    Ocean Odyssey

    Encounter the wonders of the southern sea through Ocean Odyssey. Accompany a pod of humpback whales as they embark on an underwater journey, migrating 2,000 miles from the Great Barrier Reef to their feeding grounds off Antarctica. Learn more about our global network of ocean currents that are crucial to both life in the sea and on land.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  3. How long are the movies?

    Each movie is ~22 minutes long.

  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 for Great White Shark. Click here to learn more.