Dark Universe
Daily: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Capacity limited, reservations required

Nearly everything we know about the Universe has changed: Galaxies are held together by a substance we can’t see, and a force strong enough to counteract gravity is at work in the dark in-betweens.

Explore two of today’s greatest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy—in this vast, data-fueled starscape of beauty and wonder. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, sail out to deep space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy while exploring never-before-seen visualizations of the invisible matter and forces at work in our Universe. Written by best-selling author Timothy Ferris and narrated by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe is a celebration of the pivotal discoveries we’ve made thus far—and of the questions that still drive our pursuit of the unknown.

Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and GOTO Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

Please note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot admit any child under 4.

Planetarium shows are included with Daytime Admission, but capacity is limited for the safety of our guests and staff. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis: Please scan the QR code posted in the lobby as soon as you arrive for the greatest selection of available showtimes. If available, additional tickets will be released later in the day an hour before each showtime. We regret that we can’t guarantee the availability of reservations during periods of high demand, especially weekends and holidays. For more information, please view our planetarium FAQ.