Big Blue Pictures - New Bedford Whaling Museum
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Big Blue Pictures

Immerse yourself in an underwater 3D world at the New Bedford Whaling Museum


Big Blue Pictures, an immersive 3D theater experience at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, is the first and only 3D theater on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts.

Now Playing

A poster for Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet. A marine life scene of a coral reef with an otter in the foreground, and dolphins and various schools of fish in the background. There is text that reads: "From the producers of BLUE PLANET 2. Discover a magical world. Sponsored by Microsoft. Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet, Narrated by Kate Winslet."


Daily Showings at 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM*
Closing: September 22, 2023
$5 General Admission | $3 Museum Members

Oceans: Our Blue Planet is an extraordinary 25-minute journey of discovery and wonder, transporting the audience to the deep, mysterious worlds of our oceans. Packed with drama, awe and spectacle, we reveal untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures in all-immersive 3D.

A movie poster for Antarctica on the Edge 3D. There is someone kayaking through the waters by a group of penguins. Snowy mountains tower over them; there are birds flying into the sunset. There is text that reads: "The coolest place on earth. Antarctica on the Edge 3D. Narrated by Tilda Swinton. New songs by Natalie Merchant."


Daily Showings at 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM*
Closing: Friday, September 22, 2023
 $5 General Admission | $3 Museum Members

With a reputation as cold, forbidding, and remote, Antarctica can also be a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of life along its edges. Join National Geographic explorer Jon Bowermaster as he and his team travel along the continent’s frozen coastline in Antarctica 3D: On The Edge.

Coming Soon

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D

Opening: September 23, 2023
$5 Movie Admission | $3 Museum Members or with Museum Admission

Embark on a journey of a lifetime and explore the world of the magnificent blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived and a species rebounding from the brink of extinction. Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived, bigger than any dinosaur, yet we know surprisingly little about them. From its spectacular feeding habits to the surprising role it plays in the health of our oceans, the film provides an unforgettable window into the lives of these animals—and the extremes scientists must endure to study them.


Contact the Visitor Experience team at 508-997-0046 x100 or

*Daily showtimes are subject to change. Please check the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s ticket calendar for the most up-to-date information on showtimes.