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Wednesday 20, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 20, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 20, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 20, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 20, November

Thursday 21, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 21, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 21, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 21, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 21, November

Friday 22, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 22, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 22, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 22, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 22, November

Saturday 23, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 23, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 23, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Saturday 23, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Saturday 23, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 23, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 23, November

Sunday 24, November

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 24, November

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 24, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 24, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Sunday 24, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 24, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Sunday 24, November

Monday 25, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 25, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Monday 25, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 25, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Monday 25, November

Tuesday 26, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 26, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Tuesday 26, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 26, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Tuesday 26, November

Wednesday 27, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 27, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Wednesday 27, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 27, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Wednesday 27, November

Thursday 28, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 28, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 28, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 28, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 28, November

Friday 29, November

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 29, November

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 29, November

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 29, November

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 29, 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 23, November

Sunday 24, November

Show Future Dates
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.

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Friday 29, November

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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 23, November

Sunday 24, 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 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.

Wednesday 20, November

Thursday 21, November

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Wednesday 27, November

Thursday 28, November

Friday 29, November

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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.

Wednesday 20, November

Thursday 21, November

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Tuesday 26, November

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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.

Wednesday 20, November

Thursday 21, November

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Sunday 24, November

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Tuesday 26, November

Wednesday 27, November

Thursday 28, November

Friday 29, November

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