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Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

January 13 - June 25, 2018
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Additional Showings on May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25
Next Showing - May 28


March 31 - May 25: Tuesday - Sunday at 4:00 PM

May 26 - June 25: Monday - Sunday at 2:00 PM


PRICE: General Admission: $7  |  Union Station Member Tickets: $2.50

Featuring Academy Award winners Tilda Swinton and Skywalker Sound Studio, Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from all the way back to the Big Bang, to recent discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. This brand-new show reveals dark matter's earliest clues, covering the astral choreography of galactic orbits as well as sensitive detectors hidden deep underground in ancient gold mines. Finally, take a first-person trip inside the world's largest particle accelerator at CERN to witness firsthand the forces that are illuminating this mysterious, invisible particle that fills our universe.

Produced by: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Run time: 30 minutes
Recommended ages: 6th grade to adult
Content includes: Dark matter, dark energy, physics, astronomy, Vera Rubin, Fritz Zwicky, CERN, The Higgs Boson particle