3D Cinema

See The World Come to Life

Screenshot taken from the documentary of a diver filming a great white shark.

Enjoy a special selection of breathtaking 3D films in the air-conditioned comfort of our theatre.

  • NOW PLAYING: Great White Shark 3D

    DOCUMENTARY: Watch the Trailer

    Three years in the making, Great White Shark 3D takes viewers around the world on an incredible 3D journey: 
    • swim the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s legendary Guadalupe Island
    • see newly-discovered shark territory around Stewart Island, off the southernmost tip of New Zealand
    • dive into the bone-chilling waters with South Africa’s 'flying' Great Whites
    • and finally cruise the California coast near heavily-populated Los Angeles. 

    The film examines what we've recently learned about these incredible animals, through the eyes of people whose lives have become inextricably linked to the Great White. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

    At approximately 25 minutes, the film is the perfect length for an air-conditioned break after walking around the Maritime Museum.

    Parental supervision for younger viewers advised.

    MUST SEE AFTER THE DOCUMENTARY: Legendary Shark Cinematographer Valerie Taylor's stainless steel mesh suit - on the ground floor, just near the Members' Lounge.


    A still from the 3D movie a day in Pompeii before eruption

    During the run of our blockbuster exhibition Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue, you'll be able to see A Day in Pompeii prior to each screening of Great White Shark 3D. A Day in Pompeii is a 3D rendering of the final days of Pompeii, following the exact timetable of events, showing you what it was like living those final hours under the shadow of an erupting Mount Vesuvius.

    Duration: 8 minutes



    Ticket information

    Tickets are only available for purchase at the Museum Front Desk

    3D Glasses are available from the Museum Front Desk

    If you buy a Big Ticket, which also gives you access to all vessels and exhibitions, then entry to the 3D Cinema is FREE.

    Eventbrite - Big Ticket

    Cost (if purchased at front desk)

    Adults: $8

    Children (4-15): $6

    Family (2 Adults + up to 3 children): $20

    Young Children (0-4): FREE

    Museum Members: FREE

    Or, purchase our Activities Ticket, and get entry to both Kids on Deck and our 3D Cinema for the one price of $8 Adult/$6 kids.

    Our 3D Films Screen Daily*

    Daily Screening Times:
    * Check availability on arrival 

    11am - subtitled version



    Film Duration: Approx 25 minutes

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