4-D Theater


This feature is an immersive experience that combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of built-in sensory effects.

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Open year-round.

For the health and safety of visitors and staff, additional protocols have been implemented. Seating capacity is reduced all seats will be assigned prior to entry. 4-D Theater and 3-D glasses are cleaned and sanitized prior to every show.


One (1) 4-D admission included with NY Aquarium ticket and Aquarium-specific Membership levels (Legacy, Aquarium-only, Zoos + Aquarium combo, Conservation Supporter and above; not included in Zoos-only and IDNYC Membership plans but discounted tickets can be purchased at the park).

4-D Theater not included in Wednesday Donation Admission (3pm-Closing).



  • Assistive Listening
  • Low Light
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Please Note: A 4-D experience could aggravate certain medical conditions. Special effects can include loud noises, strobe lights and seats with a poke in the upper back. This is not recommended for guests with: Medical sensitivity to strobe lights, laser-like lighting effects or fog effects; Back, neck, or similar physical conditions; Sensitivity to loud sounds. A caution to parents: The 4-D experience may be frightening for small children. Please supervise children at all times. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.


Please note that special effects may temporarily be limited.


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