Bookings are required for the following programmes, but we also offer plenty of programmes that you don’t need to book in advance. Please check out What’s On for details. Save time by booking tickets to Discovery World Tropical Forest before your Museum visit.

Guided Tour

Explore the galleries with this introduction to some of the Museum’s ‘don’t miss’ collection items. Delve deeper into the stories behind iconic displays in Pacific Cultures, Tangata Whenua, Maritime, Nature, Animal Attic and People of the World Galleries, as you discover some of the Museum's visitor favourites.

Daily
11.30am
Please meet at the Information Desk
$12 per person
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Guided Tour

Enjoy a spectacular live butterfly experience on the hottest tour in town! Encounter hundreds of beautiful butterflies as you discover the inside stories of the rainforest. Hear about the development of the Tropical Forest and uncover the secrets of its hot-weather-happy inhabitants.

Daily
1.30pm
Please meet at the Information Desk
$26 per person – includes Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
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Guided Tour

Celebrate the special character of Southern New Zealand with this ideal introduction to the region. Discover the human endeavours that have shaped the stories of this place, explore the natural history of Otago and uncover the origins of our demanding landscape and environment.

Daily
3.30pm
Please meet at the Information Desk
$12 per person
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School Holiday Programme

For a holiday full of fun and excitement, sign your kids up for Discovery Squad at the Otago Museum. Overflowing with awesome themed activities, Discovery Squad activates and stimulates young minds!

WEEKDAYS during the school holidays from Monday 29 September to Friday 10 October.
Whole day sessions: $52 per child 8.30am–5.30pm, half day sessions: $29 per child 8.30am–1pm OR 1pm–5.30pm; 10% discount when booking all 10 days.
Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess! Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or let us pre-order your lunch from our Café.
Bookings essential – please contact the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
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School Holiday Shock-buster

From unexpected weather to the roll of a dice, chaos is everywhere. Discover how the tiniest change can have ginormous consequences, capture chaos in a bottle and observe the ripple effect!

$3 per child, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 8 October
Atrium Level 1
Limited places, bookings essential – call the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
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