Amazing Universe takes travellers on a journey from the Hooper’s inlet on the Otago Peninsula to the edges of the universe to explore some of the most wondrous astronomical sights humanity has discovered.
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals – where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation – and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica. Recommended for children over 7 years old. 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.
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
Littlefoot is an orphaned plant-eating dinosaur, who lost his mother to a carnivore. He is on a journey to find the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. During his adventure to the fabled land, Littlefoot meets new friends who join him on his quest. The brave group must avoid dangerous predators and learn to work as a team along the way. Rated G. Run time 80 minutes.
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.