What you can’t see will amaze you.
Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this immersive planetarium show features exquisite renderings of enigmatic cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, sail out to the far reaches of space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy while exploring how our understanding of the Universe has evolved over time.
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Show tickets are included with General Admission. Please remember: shows may not be appropriate for kids 6 and under, children 3 and under are not permitted.
Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.
Visit our Shake House and travel back in time to see, hear and feel the city’s two biggest quakes, the 6.9–magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake and the 7.9–magnitude Great San Francisco quake of 1906.
Explore Tusher African Hall and walk alongside majestic dioramas of African landscapes. Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history in Human Odyssey. Visit our African penguin colony and watch feedings daily at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm.