Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter takes you on a journey through space and time, from the Big Bang and emergent cosmos to the world’s largest particle collider in Europe. Narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, the show reveals the first hints of dark matter, a term coined by scientist Fritz Zwicky, and propels you to unlock the mystery of this phantom of the universe.
Witness spectacular images of galaxies forming before delving deep into the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed underground in a former gold mine. From there join a whirlwind tour of the gigantic CERN laboratory where beams of protons are hurled together before they collide in a visually stunning explosion of light and sound and discover how scientists from around the world are collaborating to track down dark matter.
Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter is a thrilling and immersive experience, taking you to the brink of dark matter’s anticipated discovery. (25 minutes)
The production is supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, National Science Foundation, the ATLAS Experiment, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Michigan State University, the University of Texas at Arlington, CERN, the U.K.’s Science & Technology Facilities Council, Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC) in Spain, the Institute for High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (HEPHY), the Natural History Museum Vienna, and the German lab DESY.
Please arrive 15 minutes before show time. No admittance after Frost Planetarium doors close. No food, drink or strollers allowed inside.
*Please note: 7:20pm show will only be available during our holiday extended hours.