Please note the cinema will be closed June 4, 6, 8, 15

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.


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 | Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Refugee Week 2019 Special screenings
The Staging Post

The Staging Post is produced and directed by Jolyon Hoff, an Australian documentary filmmaker who was living in Indonesia in 2013 when the Australian government instigated mandatory detention for all asylum seekers arriving by boat, with no possibility for resettlement in Australia. Jolyon had never met a refugee, so he headed for the village of Cisarua (about an hour south of Jakarta), known as the staging post for boats embarking for the offshore Australian territory of Christmas Island. It was there that he met two young Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar Ali and Khadim Dai. "We liked each other straight away", Jolyon later said, "and that day we decided to start a project together."

Dates: Mon 17th, Weds 19th, Fri 21st June 2019
Time: 10.30am
Running Time: 60 mins
Related Exhibition: Boundless Plains

*NOTE: this film is 2D only

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