• Adult $14
  • Child $9
  • Child 0-3 $0
  • Community Services Card $12*
  • Family of Five (2 Adults + 3 Children)($45 total)$9
  • Family of Four (2 Adults + 2 Children) ($45 Total) $11.25
  • Senior $12*
  • Student $12*
  • *Concession price, proof of eligibility must be presented.

XYZZY is a 40 minute fulldome cinematic experience by artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward.

Designed for planetariums, XYZZY will lead you on a psychedelic musical odyssey through the complex fictional world the artists have been evolving over a decade-long collaborative practice.

Video director Simon Ward created XYZZY by translating Jess’s hand-drawn compositions into animated webs of flesh mandalas, self-replicating architecture, undulating worms, hallucinogenic pattern, and messianic alien deities. The dynamic visual atmosphere is charged with 90s-inspired electronic synthesiser soundtrack from musicians Andrew Clarke, Luke Rowell, Stef Animal and Lachlan Anderson.

Commissioned by Tūhura Otago Museum and Melbourne City Council’s Now or Never Festival

Recommended ages 14+, parental supervision required.

This show features strobing effects - some visitors may experience mild motion sickness.

Included in your ticket are the following: ● Admission to the selected planetarium show. ● Admission to our interactive Space and Science museum. ● Access to Telescope Viewings (Late night only, weather dependent)

Friends of Museums Wellington - Please contact us via email to make a booking.

Companions/support people can obtain complimentary tickets to paid exhibitions, events, theatre performances and programmes they are attending with a ticket holder.

Please get in touch with us by email or by phone (04 910 3140) once you have processed your ticket to arrange the complimentary companion/support person ticket.

Read our Accessibility information here. For groups of 10+ please fill out a Group Booking form here.

Hours / Sessions

  • Saturday, April 6, 9:00pm
  • Friday, April 12, 8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 9:00pm
  • Friday, April 19, 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 9:00pm
  • Friday, April 26, 8:00pm


  • 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012