Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Flight of the Butterflies

Paid admission

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

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Planetarium Show

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a paper clip, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth – a journey of over 4800 kilometres across an entire continent.

Join millions of butterflies in their perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. Unravel the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway, and be captivated by breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team, including Oscar winner Peter Parks.

Experience the Flight of the Butterflies in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, then visit the butterflies in Tūhura's Tropical Forest with a combo pass.

The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust tag and track monarchs to find out more about their overwintering behaviour. You can help with this as a citizen scientist – next time you see a monarch fill in this short online form to help track New Zealand’s monarch butterflies.

12.30pm weekdays, 10.30am and 12.30pm weekends/holidays

Terms of entry:

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Restricted to ages 3 years 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 early to receive your physical tickets from the Shop and queue for the show; no late admissions.

Some viewers may experience motion sickness.  Please follow instructions of the planetarium guide;

No admissions to the theatre if you exit during the show.