Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Phantom of the Universe – The Hunt for Dark Matter

Paid admission

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Planetarium Show

Join us in the hunt for dark matter! Immerse yourself in a journey across space and time, and speed alongside particles before they collide in a visually stunning explosion of light and sound, as you learn how scientists around the world are trying to track down dark matter.

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton, with sound by the Academy Award-winning team at Skywalker Sound, Phantom of the Universe will educate and amaze.

Recommended for children 12 years and over

Visit for terms and tickets

11.30am weekends




We recommend you buy your tickets online before your visit, as we can't otherwise guarantee the availability of shows.

Planetarium show tickets:

Child (3–18 years) $7 
Adult $10 
Concession (with ID) $9 
Admittance to planetarium restricted to ages 3 years and over

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.