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Monday 19, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Monday 19, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Monday 19, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 19, August

Tuesday 20, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Tuesday 20, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Tuesday 20, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 20, August

Wednesday 21, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Wednesday 21, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Wednesday 21, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 21, August

Thursday 22, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Thursday 22, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Thursday 22, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 22, August

Late Night Planetarium

Late Night Planetarium

Thursday 22, August

Friday 23, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Friday 23, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Friday 23, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 23, August

Saturday 24, August

We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Saturday 24, August

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 24, August

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Saturday 24, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Saturday 24, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 24, August

Late Night Planetarium

Late Night Planetarium

Saturday 24, August

Sunday 25, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Sunday 25, August

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 25, August

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sunday 25, August

Late Night Planetarium

Late Night Planetarium

Tuesday 27, August

Spacetronauts (Baby on Board)

Spacetronauts (Baby on Board)

Tuesday 27, August

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story (3D)

Capcom GO! is an immersive 3D Planetarium show following the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

On July 20th 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement broadcast live from the Moon.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong.

The world celebrated as the astronauts took their first steps on the Moon. But few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had taken to get them there.

These Apollo 11 astronauts were just 2 of nearly 400,000 people who had worked over ten years towards this goal.

But how did they do it?

50 years ago the first human walked on the moon… discover the story behind this historic moment which will inspire the next generation of explorers and dreamers.

Monday 19, August

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Saturday 24, August

Sunday 25, August

Show Future Dates
Late Night Planetarium

Late Night Planetarium

Join us on Thursday 22 August, Saturday 24 August or Sunday 25 August for some late-night shows in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. We’ll have on offer:

7.30pm – Capcom GO! The Apollo Story (3D)

8.30pm – The Sky Tonight

9:30pm – Sea Monsters

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.

The Sky Tonight is a live presentation by one of our Science Communicators, which details what you could see if you were to go stargazing in Dunedin that evening. Learn about stars and constellations and how to find them in the night sky, as well as hearing about some fascinating deep space objects.

Sea Monsters will take you 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!

7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm, Thursday 22 August, Satuday 24 August and Sunday 25 August

Visit www.otagomuseum.nz/planetarium for terms and tickets

Shows run for 45 minutes each, and admittance to the planetarium is restricted to ages three years and up. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available from the Otago Museum Shop or online.

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Go back to the time of dinosaurs! Dive into the oceans of the Late Cretaceous to follow a curious and adventurous dolichorhynchops – familiarly known as a ‘dolly’ – 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 mosasaur!

Using stunning CGI, this show weaves together insights from paleontological digs from around the globe, as scientists work as 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 which shed light on exactly what happened to dolly the show’s other incredible cast of characters.

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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Wednesday 21, August

Thursday 22, August

Friday 23, August

Sunday 25, August

Show Future Dates
Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts are taking off in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium! 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 zoom out to the edges of the galaxy.

Show open to children of all ages; under 3s free.

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 24, August

Spacetronauts (Baby on Board)

Spacetronauts (Baby on Board)

We know it can be tricky to get out and about with little ones. So to make life easier we’re hosting Baby on Board sessions in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium.

Our youngest visitors are invited to come and enjoy a show in the planetarium with their parents and caregivers. We know it can be a long time to sit when you're young, so you’ll be welcome to duck in and out as needed. This session will take place on Tuesday 27 August at 11.30am, when we’ll be taking off on an adventure in our popular pre-schoolers program, Spacetronauts.

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 zoom out to the edges of the galaxy.

This show is aimed at under 7s and explores the wonders of our solar system through a live, interactive adventure.

The show is 45 minutes long and is open to children of all ages.

Make it a Tūhura Combo and visit our stunning science centre. It has 45 hands-on interactives, including a giant DNA-inspired helical slide, and a three-tier tropical butterfly enclosure.

Tuesday 27, August

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.

Monday 19, August

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Saturday 24, August

Sunday 25, August

Show Future Dates
We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Join us for an epic ride in the hunt for alien life with our amazing new 3D planetarium show We Are Aliens!

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere?

Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life?

Narrated by actor Rupert Grint, and with music by Rhian Sheehan from NZ.

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 24, August

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.

Saturday 24, August