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Simons Theatre

The Simons Theatre
The Simons Theatre Photo: Allegro Photography
In the Aquarium’s state-of-the-art Simons Theatre, visitors are immersed in 3D films and spectacular cinematography on a giant screen nearly five stories high.
Special Screening

Jaws: Three Nights Only!

Celebrate Shark Week with this cult classic on the giant screen at the Simons Theatre, Thursday July 11, through Saturday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and concessions, including specialty cocktails, will be available for purchase.

Jaws movie poster
Jaws iconic movie poster image.

Now Playing

Animal Kingdom 3D

Runtime: 45 minutes
Dive into a stunning exploration of just what makes our natural world so spectacular. A fun and educational journey, the film introduces audiences to animals from all over the world and explores how we can help protect them. Across frozen snowy forests, under scorching African sun, and into the darkest depths of the ocean, the film will break down why animals are the way they are and answer the simple but important questions that form the basis of our knowledge about the animal world.



Ocean Paradise 3D aerial image of an island

Ocean Paradise 3D

Runtime: 40 minutes | Premieres April 12
Discover the secrets of the Pacific Ocean’s most remote islands and marine national monuments. This cinematic odyssey reveals the beauty of several remarkable atolls – Palmyra and Midway Atolls, and beyond – the challenges they face, and the work going on to preserve them for future generations. You’re invited on an environmental adventure to witness the grandeur and majesty of these sacred places, standing resilient against the march of time and human impact.



Secrets of the Sea 3D

Runtime: 45 minutes
Prepare to meet some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular animals. From adorable pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid to manta rays, tiger sharks, barnacle blennies, a coconut octopus, and much more. Come face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine species and see the fascinating ways they interact with each other and their environment. Many marine animals depend on one another for survival, and this intimate portrait demonstrates the critical importance of marine biodiversity to keeping our oceans healthy.



Special Events

Host Your Event Here

Rent the Simons Theatre for your own event! Host a movie party on our giant screen or use the theater’s state-of-the-art audio-visual and streaming capabilities, and spacious auditorium as a venue for a private event.

The Simons Theatre Lobby
The Simons Theatre Lobby Photo: Allegro Photography

The Aquarium Experience

Save when you pair tickets to the New England Aquarium with a film at the Simons Theatre.