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Thursday 17, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 17, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 17, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 17, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 17, October

Friday 18, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 18, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 18, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 18, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 18, October

Saturday 19, October

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 19, October

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 19, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 19, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 19, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 19, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 19, October

Sunday 20, October

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 20, October

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 20, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 20, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 20, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 20, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 20, October

Monday 21, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 21, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Monday 21, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 21, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Monday 21, October

Tuesday 22, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 22, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Tuesday 22, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 22, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Tuesday 22, October

Wednesday 23, October

The Sky Tonight (Baby on Board)

The Sky Tonight (Baby on Board)

Wednesday 23, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 23, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 23, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 23, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 23, October

Thursday 24, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 24, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 24, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 24, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 24, October

Friday 25, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 25, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 25, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 25, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 25, October

Saturday 26, October

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 26, October

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 26, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 26, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 26, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 26, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 26, October

Sunday 27, October

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 27, October

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 27, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 27, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 27, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 27, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 27, October

Monday 28, October

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Monday 28, October

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Monday 28, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 28, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Monday 28, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 28, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Monday 28, October

Tuesday 29, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 29, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Tuesday 29, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 29, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Tuesday 29, October

Wednesday 30, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 30, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 30, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 30, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 30, October

Thursday 31, October

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 31, October

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 31, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 31, October

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 31, October

The Nightmare before Christmas

The Nightmare before Christmas

PG

Thursday 31, October

Friday 1, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 1, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 1, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 1, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 1, November

Saturday 2, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 2, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 2, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 2, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 2, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 2, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 2, November

Sunday 3, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 3, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 3, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 3, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 3, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 3, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 3, November

Monday 4, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 4, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Monday 4, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 4, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Monday 4, November

Tuesday 5, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 5, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Tuesday 5, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 5, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Tuesday 5, November

Wednesday 6, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 6, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 6, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 6, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 6, November

Thursday 7, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 7, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 7, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 7, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 7, November

True Lies

True Lies

MViolence & offensive language.

Thursday 7, November

Friday 8, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 8, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 8, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 8, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 8, November

Interstellar

Interstellar

MOffensive language

Friday 8, November

Saturday 9, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 9, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 9, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 9, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 9, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 9, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 9, November

Sunday 10, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 10, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 10, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 10, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 10, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 10, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 10, November

Monday 11, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 11, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Monday 11, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 11, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Monday 11, November

The Transit of Mercury

The Transit of Mercury

Monday 11, November

Tuesday 12, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 12, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Tuesday 12, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 12, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Tuesday 12, November

Wednesday 13, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 13, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 13, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 13, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 13, November

Thursday 14, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 14, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 14, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 14, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 14, November

Friday 15, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 15, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 15, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 15, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 15, November

True Lies

True Lies

MViolence & offensive language.

Friday 15, November

Saturday 16, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 16, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 16, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 16, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 16, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 16, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 16, November

Sunday 17, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 17, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 17, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 17, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 17, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 17, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 17, November

Thursday 5, December

Aliens

Aliens

MViolence & offensive language.

Thursday 5, December

Thursday 6, February

The Abyss

The Abyss

PG

Thursday 6, February

Aliens

Aliens

MViolence & offensive language.

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Thursday 5, December

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom GO! is an immersive 3D Planetarium show documenting the Apollo programme, and what it took to put the first person on the Moon 50 years ago. Discover the story behind this historic moment, which continues to inspire generations of explorers and dreamers.

On 20 July, 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness an historic moment of human achievement, broadcast live from the Moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, Neil Armstrong famously said, as the world celebrated the astronauts taking their first steps on the Moon. Few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had been to get them there though.

These Apollo 11 astronauts were just two of nearly 400 000 people who had worked for more than 10 years towards this goal.

But how did they do it? Come to the Planetarium and find out.

Child: (3–18 years or Community Services Card) $7

Concession: (Student ID, Gold Card, Friends of Museum or Annual Pass) $9

Adult: $12

Further ticketing options and combos are available from the Otago Museum Shop.

Saturday 19, October

Sunday 20, October

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Monday 28, October

Saturday 2, November

Sunday 3, November

Saturday 9, November

Sunday 10, November

Saturday 16, November

Sunday 17, November

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Interstellar

Interstellar

MOffensive language

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Friday 8, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Go back to the time of dinosaurs! Dive into the oceans of the Late Cretaceous to follow Dolly, a curious and adventurous dolichorhynchops, as she travels through the most dangerous seas in history. Along the way, she encounters long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monsters of all, the mosasaurs!

Using stunning CGI, this planetarium film weaves together insights from paleontological digs from around the globe, as scientists work like detectives to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world. Join these fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time; unearthing discoveries that shed light on exactly what happened to Dolly and the rest of the incredible cast of characters.

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

Children under 13 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; no late admission.

Thursday 17, October

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Tuesday 29, October

Wednesday 30, October

Thursday 31, October

Friday 1, November

Saturday 2, November

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Tuesday 5, November

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Thursday 7, November

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Tuesday 12, November

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Thursday 14, November

Friday 15, November

Saturday 16, November

Sunday 17, November

Show Future Dates
Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

This children’s show explores the wonders of our solar system through a live, interactive adventure.

Hitch a ride with our planetarium pilots on an adventure through the solar system. Take a close-up look at the sun, fly through the rings of Saturn, and hold on to your helmets as we do some amazing science experiments to learn about the planets in our solar system. The show is 45 minutes long and is open to adults and children of all ages.

Make it a Tūhura Combo, and visit our science centre. It has 45 hands-on interactives, including a giant DNA helix-inspired slide, and a three-level tropical butterfly forest.

As this is a special children’s show, entry is free for those under three years when accompanied by a paying adult, and children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 19, October

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Saturday 26, October

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Monday 28, October

Saturday 2, November

Sunday 3, November

Saturday 9, November

Sunday 10, November

Saturday 16, November

Sunday 17, November

Show Future Dates
The Abyss

The Abyss

PG

In February, for the last film of the Cameron Collection, we are screening The Abyss.

James Cameron’s love of the ocean and his passion for deep sea exploration shines through in this ground-breaking underwater epic. The U.S. search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Soviet vessels with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.

PG. Run time 2h 51m.

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a 15-minute intermission during this show.

The Cameron Collection screens on the first Thursday of each month during the Capturing the Deep exhibition (except January). See props and behind-the-scenes footage from this film in the exhibition during museum hours.

Oct 3: Titanic

Nov 7: True Lies

Dec 5: Aliens

Feb 6: The Abyss

Thursday 6, February

The Nightmare before Christmas

The Nightmare before Christmas

PG

Join us on Halloween evening for one of the greatest Halloween films of all time, loved by adults and children alike, and a fantastic kick-off into the Christmas season.

Come along with Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween, who has become bored with the same annual routine. When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colours and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- plotting to bring Christmas under his control. But Jack soon learns there’s more to Christmas than presents and Santa, and that Halloween has its own place and a charm beyond tricks and treats.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Thursday 31, October

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight is a live presentation exploring how the sky over Otago will look on the night of your visit.

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 13 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; no late admission.

Thursday 17, October

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Friday 1, November

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Friday 15, November

Saturday 16, November

Sunday 17, November

Show Future Dates
The Sky Tonight (Baby on Board)

The Sky Tonight (Baby on Board)

We know it can be tricky to get out and about with little ones, so come to one of our 'Baby on Board' sessions in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium.

Enjoy a film with the entire family – no need to worry about the noisier ones, and you’re welcome to duck in and out as needed.

The Sky Tonight is a live presentation exploring how the sky over Otago will look on the night of your visit.

Learn about stars, constellations, deep sky objects and how to view them that very evening.

Wednesday 23, October

The Transit of Mercury

The Transit of Mercury

Mercury is transiting across the face of the sun. This transit is special as it marks nearly 250 years since Captain James Cook and the Endeavour witnessed the same phenomenon in the now named Mercury Bay, and the next time this will occur won’t be for another 13 years!

Join us in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium the evening before this celestial landmark event to find out more about transits, eclipses and our unique position in the solar system.

If you’d like to see the eclipse on the morning of 12 November, you can join the Dunedin Astronomical Society on the Otago Peninsula, where they will be setting up special solar viewing equipment. Weather permitting, the transit will be visible between 6am and 7am. If you would like more information about this event or safe solar viewing, please contact dunedinastronomy@gmail.com

Run time 1h

6:30pm, Monday 11 November

Adult $15, Child $10

Admittance to planetarium restricted to ages 3 years and older

Limited numbers, bookings essential

Tickets are available from the Otago Museum Shop or online.

Monday 11, November

True Lies

True Lies

MViolence & offensive language.

In November as a part of the Cameron Collection, we are screening the comedy-thriller, True Lies.

Secretly a spy but thought by his family to be a dull salesman, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is tracking down nuclear missiles in the possession of Islamic jihadist Aziz. Back at home, his neglected wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), is thinking about having an affair with a used-car salesman who claims he's a spy. When Aziz kidnaps Harry and Helen, the secret agent must save the world and patch up his marriage at the same time.

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Cameron Collection screens on the first Thursday of each month during the Capturing the Deep exhibition (except January).

Thursday 7, November

Friday 15, November

Show Future Dates
We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

ROLL UP, ROLL UP...

EXPERIENCE THE UNIVERSE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE...

Come on a journey through time and space.

Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, in amazing Stereo 3D.

Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of the earliest Hydrogen atoms to the molecules for life today.

Narrated by Andy Serkis.

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.

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Zealandia

Zealandia

In 2017, a team of researchers announced the greatest geological discovery of our time: the existence of an eighth continent, almost completely submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. They called their discovery Zealandia.

How Zealandia became a refuge for one of the strangest collections of animals on the planet is a mystery 85 million years in the making. Journey through time to see some of the weird and wonderful life on these remote islands, survivors of the geological equivalent of Atlantis.

This Perpetual Guardian Planetarium show has been created locally by Otago Museum and NHNZ, with scientific advice provided by the University of Otago and GNS Science, and supported by a grant from the Marjorie Barclay Trust.

Just one more reason this part of our planet is so spectacular and unique!

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; no late admission.

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