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Thursday 21, June

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Friday 22, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 23, June

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 24, June

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 25, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 26, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 27, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 28, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 29, June

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 30, June

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 1, July

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 2, July

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 3, July

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 4, July

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 5, July

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 6, July

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 12, July

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Friday 13, July

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Saturday 14, July

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Monday 16, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Tuesday 17, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Wednesday 18, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Thursday 19, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Friday 20, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Saturday 21, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Sunday 22, July

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Anthonie Tonnon- A Synthesized Universe

Anthonie Tonnon has developed a reputation as one of Aotearoa’s most innovative musicians. Like many songwriters, Tonnon examines the human condition, but he does so through unusually specific characters, who face modern, complex problems.

Touring widely around the USA, the EU and Australasia, Tonnon has developed a one of a kind show, which combines both electronic and traditional instrumentalism with theatricality, a surreal sense of storytelling and physical movement. In this new collaboration with the digital creative team at Otago Museum’s Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Tonnon's engaging one-person show is expanded into a 360° experience, with an immersive digital environment part of the performance.

Thursday 12, July

Friday 13, July

Saturday 14, July

Show Future Dates
Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

Astronomers today are exploring the universe on a grand scale. But knowing what’s out there is just the first step. Putting the pieces together to unlock the mysteries of the universe is the ultimate goal.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush, discover the new astronomy being carried out under the breathtaking skies of the Australian outback. What new things will we learn about the Cosmos?

Admittance to this show is restricted to ages 3 and up.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Thursday 21, June

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Sunday 1, July

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Friday 6, July

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Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator – the creature we love to fear.

Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Experience the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of researchers and free-divers who swim with and tag great whites.

Recommended for ages 6 and over.

Admittance to this show is restricted to ages 3 and up.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Thursday 21, June

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Monday 25, June

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Monday 2, July

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Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Admittance to planetarium is restricted to ages 3 and up.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Monday 16, July

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Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

Show Future Dates
Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

Join us in the hunt for of Dark Matter.

Immerse yourself in a journey across space and time, speed alongside particles before they collide in a visually stunning explosion of light and sound, as you learn how scientists around the world are trying to track down dark matter.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, with sound by the Academy Award winning team at Skywalker Sound, Phantom of the Universe will educate and amaze.

Admittance to this show is restricted to ages 3 and up.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Saturday 23, June

Sunday 24, June

Saturday 30, June

Sunday 1, July

Show Future Dates
The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight is a live presentation exploring the current night sky over Otago. Learn about stars, constellations, deep sky objects and how to view them that very evening.

Admittance to planetarium is restricted to ages 3 and up.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Thursday 21, June

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