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, Tāngata 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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Discovery Squad April 2014

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!

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 8 days
Ages 5 - 12, fully supervised
Dress for mess! Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from our Café!
Bookings essential - please contact the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

WEEKDAYS during the school holidays from Tuesday 22 April to Friday 2 May
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School Holiday Shock-buster

Meet our enchanting puppeteer extraordinaire and explore the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Learn the secrets of shadows, see peculiar puppets and make a super shadow puppet of your own to take home.

Tuesday 29 April, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Atrium Level 1
Bookings essential Limited places
Book at the Information Desk
Ph 03 4747474
or online www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
$2 per person
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Discovery Club Term Two

When did the universe begin? Where did time start? How did everything come to be like it is? Discovery Club travels through time each week in term two to investigate the birth of stars, the origin of the elements and the beginnings of the physical world.

EVERY Thursday from 15 May to 3 June, 3.30pm,
$12 per child for one session, $75 per child for all eight sessions
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