Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars Planetarium Show

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm.

Weekends, Saturday 29 to Sunday 7 July, 11.30am. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID, combos available for daytime sessions

Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

Mahika Kai

For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural resources were managed in Te Waipounamu through our displays and see how mahika kai continues today through the lens of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai films.

Southern Land, Southern People Gallery, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Weekends, Saturday 29 June to Sunday 21 July, 2pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]           03 474 7474            otagomuseum.nz

Mahika Kai

For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural resources were managed in Te Waipounamu through our displays and see how mahika kai continues today through the lens of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai films.

Southern Land, Southern People Gallery, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Weekends, Saturday 29 June to Sunday 21 July, 2pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]           03 474 7474            otagomuseum.nz

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars Planetarium Show

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm.

Weekends, Saturday 29 to Sunday 7 July, 11.30am. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID, combos available for daytime sessions

Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

Mahika Kai

For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural resources were managed in Te Waipounamu through our displays and see how mahika kai continues today through the lens of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai films.

Southern Land, Southern People Gallery, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Weekends, Saturday 29 June to Sunday 21 July, 2pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]           03 474 7474            otagomuseum.nz

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars Planetarium Show

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm.

Weekends, Saturday 29 to Sunday 7 July, 11.30am. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID, combos available for daytime sessions

Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars Planetarium Show

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm.

Weekends, Saturday 29 to Sunday 7 July, 11.30am. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID, combos available for daytime sessions

Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

Evening Screening – Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Planetarium Show

Discover the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand’s night skies in this special evening showing.

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars relates the story of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features. This screening will be followed by a live exploration of the Dunedin night sky in our 360° planetarium, guided by a Tūhura science communicator. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Wednesday 18 July, 7pm. $15 adult, $10 child (3‒18 years)
Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Planetarium Show

 Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

 Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Sunday 22 July, 1.30pm. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID; tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz