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Thursday 30, January

Zealandia

Zealandia

Thursday 30, January

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Thursday 30, January

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Thursday 30, January

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Thursday 30, January

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 30, January

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Thursday 30, January

Friday 31, January

Zealandia

Zealandia

Friday 31, January

We Are Stars (3D)

We Are Stars (3D)

Friday 31, January

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Friday 31, January

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Friday 31, January

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 31, January

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Friday 31, January

Saturday 1, February

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 1, February

We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Saturday 1, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Saturday 1, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Saturday 1, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 1, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Saturday 1, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Saturday 1, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Saturday 1, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Saturday 1, February

Sunday 2, February

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 2, February

We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Sunday 2, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Sunday 2, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Sunday 2, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 2, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Sunday 2, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Sunday 2, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Sunday 2, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Sunday 2, February

Monday 3, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Monday 3, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Monday 3, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Monday 3, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Monday 3, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Monday 3, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Monday 3, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Monday 3, February

Tuesday 4, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Tuesday 4, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Tuesday 4, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Tuesday 4, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuesday 4, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Tuesday 4, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Tuesday 4, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Tuesday 4, February

Wednesday 5, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday 5, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Wednesday 5, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Wednesday 5, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Wednesday 5, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Wednesday 5, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Wednesday 5, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Wednesday 5, February

Thursday 6, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Thursday 6, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Thursday 6, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Thursday 6, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Thursday 6, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Thursday 6, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Thursday 6, February

The Abyss

The Abyss

PG

Thursday 6, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Thursday 6, February

Friday 7, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Friday 7, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Friday 7, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Friday 7, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Friday 7, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Friday 7, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Friday 7, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Friday 7, February

Saturday 8, February

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Saturday 8, February

We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Saturday 8, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Saturday 8, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Saturday 8, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Saturday 8, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Saturday 8, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Saturday 8, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Saturday 8, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Saturday 8, February

Sunday 9, February

Spacetronauts

Spacetronauts

Sunday 9, February

We Are Aliens! (3D)

We Are Aliens! (3D)

Sunday 9, February

Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Sunday 9, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

Sunday 9, February

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Sunday 9, February

Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Sunday 9, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Sunday 9, February

Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Sunday 9, February

Stories of the South

Stories of the South

Sunday 9, February

Friday 21, February

Inception

Inception

MViolence

Friday 21, February

Amazing Universe 3D

Amazing Universe 3D

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.

Thursday 30, January

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Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction.

In Flying Monsters, Sir David Attenborough the world's leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane.

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 1, February

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Inception

Inception

MViolence

Dominic Cobb is a thief who has the ability to enter people's dreams and steal secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity as a spy, but has also cost him everything he holds dear. Cobb gets an opportunity for redemption when he is presented with a seemingly impossible task: Planting an idea into someone's mind. If he manages to succeed, it will be the perfect crime.

Friday 21, February

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

James Cameron Challenging the Deep

Saturday 1, February

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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.

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Saturday 8, February

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Stories of the South

Stories of the South

The stories of the south are as rich and varied as the stunning landscapes, from lush pasture and tussock-covered hills to the icy heights of the Southern Alps. The way this land is used and valued by the people who call it home has changed dramatically across time.

From grass to gold, fur seals to flax, clay to coal, discover how the available resources shaped the human stories of southern New Zealand. Follow the lifeways of early Southern Māori journeying through the landscape, and the later waves of immigrants building prosperity from natural resources, industries and agriculture. Journey back through deep time in the region’s fossil record from the tiny fragment of crocodile jaw-bone found in Otago’s ‘Everglades’ to New Zealand’s largest fossil, the 7 m Shag Point plesiosaur.

See the world’s largest collection of articulated moa skeletons and the biggest raptor that ever existed, the giant Haast’s eagle. Wonder at the unique and diverse abundance of local wildlife, and hear the conservation success stories of the rediscovery of the 'last' takahē.

Join this tour for these and more inspiring stories of the southern lands and southern people.

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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.

Thursday 30, January

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Treasures of the Museum

Treasures of the Museum

Find out what makes this Museum world-class! Navigate through our galleries discovering little-known wonders of early New Zealand culture and heritage.

In Tāngata Whenua gallery, catch a glimpse of daily life in an early Southern Māori coastal village, alongside an array of taoka (treasures) from a 17 metre waka taua (war canoe) to exquisitely crafted pounamu (greenstone).

Journey through Oceania to see a suit of armour worn by a Kiribati warrior or red feather currency from Santa Cruz. Step back in time to the Victorian-style Animal Attic to explore this fascinating cabinet of curiosities.

Discover the skeletons in our cupboard! Marvel at New Zealand’s largest fossil, the seven-metre-long Shag Point plesiosaur, or the most comprehensive collection of articulated moa skeletons in the world. Amongst the thousands of exotic items and time-worn artefacts from ancient civilisations, see a 2500-year-old mummy from Thebes and learn how her face was reconstructed using CT scanning technology.

Join us to see these riches and hear their stories.

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Tuhura Science Centre

Tuhura Science Centre

Saturday 1, February

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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 1, February

Sunday 2, February

Saturday 8, February

Sunday 9, February

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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.

Thursday 30, January

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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.

Thursday 30, January

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