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Explorers Theater Now Open At Mariner’s Museum

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NEWPORT NEWS—The Mariner’s Museum and Park is pleased to announce the opening of its Explorers Theater, where visitors can transcend into a world of exploration and discovery. Audiences will journey through time and across nautical miles through high-definition films in both 3D and 2D while gaining a greater understanding of how the waterways truly connect us all.

There are currently three different journeys visitors can take:

Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery

Run Time: 45 minutes

Showtimes: 9:30 a.m. • 12:30 p.m. • 3:30 p.m.

Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery takes you on a stunning giant screen visual journey from New York to Virginia with Emmy Award-winning expedition leader Jeff Corwin. Along the way, you’ll meet animals and people who call this watershed home and learn more about the issues facing the largest estuary in the United States.

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

Run Time: 44 Minutes

Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. • 1:30 p.m. • 4:30 p.m.

D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology, and human values, this documentary will educate and appeal to all.

Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

Run Time: 40 Minutes

Showtimes: 11:30 a.m. • 2:30 p.m.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet takes us 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, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.

To view trailers of each film, visit the Explorers Theater webpage.

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at the museum. Prices are $6 for non-members (adult or child); $5 for members (adult or child); $2 for children 3 or under. Online ordering will be available soon.

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