Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

The Secret World of Moths

Paid admission

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

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Planetarium Show

The Secret World of Moths is a magical journey of understanding into this amazing, but often maligned, creature. Using 3D X-ray tomography we shed light on their hidden world and fascinating life.

In our changing world, the study of moths is more important than ever. Lepidoptera are very sensitive to environmental change and being ectothermic (“cold-blooded”), they serve as excellent indicators of changes in their environment. Otago based researchers are leading the Ahi Pepe MothNet citizen science project to help build such understanding locally and nationally.

Geographically the film spans from the Arctic Circle to the Equator. Observing these two extreme environments helps us learn about and understand the diversity and complexity of their macroscopic world and our fragile existence on planet Earth.

12.30pm daily, Monday 6 August – Sunday 28 September




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.