Our Planetarium will take you on a journey through space and allow you to explore the universe, all from the comfort of Hive.

Planetarium schedule


School Holidays

13 April to 27 April, 2024


11am: We are Guardians

2pm: Capturing the Cosmos


11am: From Earth to the Universe

2pm: Tzim Tzum + The Sun


11am: Tycho goes to Mars All ages show

2pm: Phantom of the Universe


11am: Tzim Tzum + We are Guardians

2pm: From Earth to the Universe


11am: The Sun

2pm: Tzim Tzum + Capturing the Cosmos


11am: Tycho goes to Mars All ages show

2pm: Tzim Tzum + Phantom of the Universe

Sundays and morning of April 25: Closed

PLEASE NOTE: The Planetarium is CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day morning.


Phantom of the Universe – The Hunt for Dark Matter is a fascinating exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this amazing story reveals the first hints of its existence. It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Planetarium program is for ages 5+, however, this show is better suited to an older audience, upper primary and above.


The Sun: Our Living Star explains many of the early ideas about our Sun and how modern science has enabled us to understand so much more today.  Find out how energy is created in the Sun, and why the Sun will eventually make life on Earth impossible after a few billion years!

The minimum age for attendance to this show is five years.

From Earth to the Universe

This 30-minute planetarium show take the audience on a voyage through time and space.  Using a combination of sights and sounds, it shows the Universe as revealed to us by science, from our solar system out to the distant galaxies.  The show was produced for the European Southern Observatory’s  Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Centre and is now being shown at the Ulverstone Planetarium at Hive.

The minimum age for attendance to this show is five years.

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos highlights work being carried out by Australian astronomers, especially all-sky astronomy by the SkyMapper telescope in New South Wales and the Murchison Wide-field Array in Western Australia, which have been designed to survey large sections of the sky. Each show will include a live talk on ‘what’s in the sky tonight?’, which is fun for all the family.

The minimum age for attendance to this show is five years.

TYCHO goes to Mars

Tycho Goes to Mars sees our favourite space dog blasting off for the Red Planet. In this show, Tycho explores many of the amazing features of Mars, including the largest volcano in the Solar System! Tycho Goes to Mars was produced by the Melbourne Planetarium.

There is no minimum age limit for this show. All ages are welcome!


Tue – Fri 2pm
Sat 11am & 2pm

Level 2