Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

April 1, 2024 — July 7, 2024

Now Open

Additional ticket required. Free for Members. 
Floor 1, LeFrak Theater 

Adult sea lion and pup swim below the surface of the sea. A shark lurks in the background.
© K2 Studios
Meet a rare Australian sea lion pup—and the people who are trying to save her species. 

Discover a classic coming-of-age tale that takes place in a colony of sea lions living between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, in an environment as harsh as it is beautiful, in the immersive giant-screen film Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker.

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Underwater diver views a family of five sea lions. Australian sea lions are one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet.
© K2 Studios
Four sea lions resting on land. For sea lion pups, touching and friendship is almost as important as food.
© K2 Studios


10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
All screenings are in 2D.

Length: 43 minutes

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Captioning devices and audio description devices are available. Please ask a staff member.




Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater

The elegant beaux-arts LeFrak Theater features a 40-foot-high, 66-foot-wide screen and a state-of-the-art digital sound system. The theater is wheelchair accessible, and captioning devices and audio description devices are available.