Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
Dark Universe is a show like no other, an opportunity to travel to the absolute edge of what we know—or are beginning to suspect—about the 95 percent of the Universe we’re unable to see. Created by a team of scientists, visualization experts, and engineers, Dark Universe escapes the confines of Earth and plunges into two of today’s greatest cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.
Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, sail out to deep space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy while exploring how our understanding of the Universe has changed over time. Celebrate what we don’t yet know by confronting the invisible matter and energy that astronomers now realize may govern the behavior and fate of the cosmos.
A Cosmic Tour Guide
Narrated by renowned astrophysicist and writer Neil deGrasse Tyson—with a soundtrack by famed composer Robert Miller—Dark Universe pushes the boundaries of technological storytelling.
Humanity's Greatest Discoveries
Sit back under the largest digital dome in the world and trace the breakthroughs that have given astronomers an increasingly detailed picture of how our Universe formed and evolved, beginning with Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the Universe is expanding.
Visualizing the Invisible
Dark Universe features some of the most cutting-edge visualizations that exist. Its depiction of dark matter-distribution—generated by the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology—was made possible by a new, high-resolution algorithm.
The stunningly detailed scenes in Dark Universe were created by a team of scientists, visualization experts, and engineers working within a three-dimensional data set based on roughly 2 million galaxies.
Materials designed to help educators explore the themes of Dark Universe with their students.
The Academy's Benjamin Dean lecture series hosts the world's leading experts in astronomy, astrophysics, and more.