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Dark Universe

The American Museum of Natural History’s latest space show celebrates a new age of cosmic discovery as well as its deepest mysteries. Dark Universe features spectacular scenes of recent spacecraft, such as the Galileo probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere, the most accurate visualizations ever produced, such as a Milky Way galaxy spangled with exploding supernovas, and novel renderings of hotly discussed phenomena, like dark matter.  

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.

Awards Include:

  • Best Producer Choice at IPS-Macao International Fulldome Festival 2014
  • Best Science Visualization at FullDome Festival in Jena, Germany 2014
  • Best Immersive Cinema (Fulldome) at Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2014


“A trip that makes Hollywood’s most vaunted special effects…look like a cartoon” – The New York Times

“Will blow your mind” – The Washington Post

“An exhilarating perspective of the universe as we know it, and, as we don’t know it” – The International Science Times

Show Information


Full Dome



Neil deGrasse Tyson



25:15 minutes: can be ticketed on the half hour


Available Languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish


Technical Information:

Can be customized for presentation on most digital planetarium systems


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Phone: 212-769-5100

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