Secrets of the Sea

Dive in for an unforgettable underwater adventure!

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All Ages
45 minutes
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Featuring some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular animals, Secrets of the Sea offers a face-to-face look at an astonishing array of marine creatures. From pygmy seahorses to giant manta rays, and from barnacle blennies to coconut octopuses, this giant screen film showcases more than 70 species.

The underwater documentary shows audiences unique animal behaviors, both in how they interact with each other and in how they interact with their environment. Secrets of the Sea demonstrates the critical importance of marine biodiversity to keeping our oceans healthy, showing how so many of the ocean’s animals depend on one another for survival.

For Secrets of the Sea, internationally acclaimed filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall partnered with award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Bird, who made another giant screen film in the Science Museum’s library, Ancient Caves.

Narrated by actress Joelle Carter, Secrets of the Sea was filmed in 16 locations around the world. The underwater cinematography offers a stunning visual celebration of marine life. The film's inspiring message about protecting oceans is supported by a powerful score from renowned composer Alan Williams.

Secrets of the Sea is presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films, and produced by Howard Hall Productions and Oceanic Research Group. The family friendly film has a run time of 40 minutes.

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Book your group adventure today and have your class see Secrets of the Sea on our 76-foot Dome screen! With discounted group rates, groups have the opportunity to schedule exclusive featured shows on Virginia’s largest screen.

Groups can add a Dome feature to their visit for just $4 per person. Click here to learn more about our Group Visit Policies.

Looking to connect Secrets of the Sea to your curriculum? Check out this educator's guide for some ideas!

This feature is recommended for all grade levels and corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • Kindergarten: 7
  • 1st Grade: 5
  • 2nd Grade: 4, 5 and 8
  • 3rd Grade: 4, 5 and 8
  • 4th Grade: 2, 3 and 7
  • 6th Grade: 9
  • Life Science: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11
  • Biology: 8
Secrets of the Sea