Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Late Night Planetarium

Paid admission

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Planetarium Show

Join us on Thursday 30 May for some late-night shows in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. We’ll have three different screenings on offer:

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 fascinating deep space objects.

Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent details one of the greatest geological discoveries of our time – the discovery of an eighth continent, mostly hidden under the Pacific Ocean. Created by Otago Museum and NHNZ, this show explains how Zealandia was formed, and how it supported such a unique collection of wildlife.

Those of you who’ve visited Tūhura’s Tropical Forest will be familiar with our magnificent collection of butterflies. Through beautiful cinematography, Flight of the Butterflies tells the story of how scientists searched to understand the journey of the monarch butterfly, which undertakes one of the longest migrations on Earth.

Following on from our regular screening times, evening shows will begin at 4.30pm and run every hour on the half hour, with the last screening at 8.30pm. Shows last approximately 45 minutes.

Admittance to the planetarium is restricted to ages 3 years and up. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available from the Otago Museum Shop or online. 

4.30pm – Flight of the Butterflies

5.30pm – The Sky Tonight

6.30pm – Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent

7.30pm – The Sky Tonight

8.30pm – Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent

Thursday 30 May