Phone bookings only Free for members

Essential Information

Type Planetarium shows
Date and Times Fridays-Mondays during term time | Daily during school holidays
Prices Adult £10 | Child £5
Royal Observatory
Call to book: 020 8312 6608

Immerse yourself in the hunt for dark matter in a fulldome show which seeks to explain this mysterious, invisible, elusive stuff, and explores our attempts to understand not only what it is, but how to detect it.

Dark matter makes up the majority of matter in our universe, but is completely invisible, interacting only gravitationally. So what is it, and how will we detect it? From theory, to indirect observations, to international collaborations creating fantastically complex methods of detection, this mind-expanding fulldome show reveals our attempts to unlock the mysteries of these elusive particles.

Recommended ages 7+

Show times

Phantom of the Universe runs on Fridays to Mondays during term time and every day during school holidays.

Day Time
Fridays 2.30pm
Saturdays 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Sundays 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Mondays 2.30pm
School holidays 1.30pm and 4.30pm

Please note that the 1:30pm shows on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May will be members only.

How to book

Bookings for Planetarium shows are currently via phone only. Tickets are released two weeks in advance from Monday 10 May.

The bookings office is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Sunday. Call the team on +44 (0)20 8312 6608 to book. 

Frequently asked questions

Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £10
Child: £5

Fridays-Mondays during term time

Daily during school holidays

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

What’s On

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Choose your tickets

Planetarium show

Phantom of the Universe

  • Mondays and Fridays during term time at 2.30pm
  • Daily during school holidays at 1.30pm and 4.30pm
  • Perfect for families
  • Tickets available two weeks in advance
Adult £10
Child £5
Call to book 020 8312 6608
National Maritime Museum

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75