Take a break and watch the world come to life in our 3D cinema.

Our curated program of ocean and nature-inspired movies from internationally-respected filmmakers complement current museum exhibitions. Covering everything from great white sharks, mysterious marine creatures, submersible journeys to the deepest point of the sea and experiencing the flight of soaring migratory birds, these films delight and entertain. Escape the everyday and see the world through a new lens! 

FREE entry with any paid ticket. For individual film screening times, please check with our friendly front of house staff.

March session times: 11am, 2pm, 3pm

Cinema will be closed on 2-3 & 14 April


Earth Flight 3D

Plunge into the centre of the flock.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett, a totally immersive experience with revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras delivering the reality of flying alongside birds. Join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys and embrace the thrilling feeling of being plunged into the centre of the flock!

Running Time: 20 mins
Related Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

From the producers of BBC's Blue Planet II

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet takes you on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. 

Running Time: 25 mins
Related Exhibitions: On Sharks & Humanity | James Cameron: Challenging The Deep

Deepsea Challenge 3D
See James Cameron's - a National Geographic explorer-in-residence - record-breaking solo dive in the Challenger Deep to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface—piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. JAMES CAMERON’S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration. 

Running Time: 40 mins
Related Exhibition: James Cameron: Challenging The Deep


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Discover extraordinary award-winning images celebrating the diversity of the natural world.

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Exhibition | 07 Mar 2019 - 25 Aug 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Discover science, technology & exploration.

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Exhibition | 29 May 2018 - 05 May 2019

James Cameron - Challenging the Deep

Enjoy of a year-long series of fascinating ocean talks.

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Event | 07 Feb 2019 - 07 Nov 2019

Ocean Talks: 2019 Series