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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Research Your Home Workshop

Due to popular demand the Research Your Home Workshop is returning!

Ever wondered about the story of your house? Heritage New Zealand is hosting a workshop, alongside presenters from Archives New Zealand and the DCC Archives, on how to research the history of your home. Get the inside scoop on go-to sources, and don't forget to bring your questions as you join us for a relaxed wander through the records of yesteryear.

Tea and coffee provided.

Programme Details:

Architectural styles
Certificates of titles and deed books
Certificates of Title, deed books, survey plans at Archives New Zealand with Amy Coleman
More about survey plans
Directories

Morning tea

PapersPast
Architectural plans
Rates books,  valuation rolls and other useful records at the DCC Archives with Alison Breese
Photographs
Fabric analysis
Questions and Round up

 

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Saturday 23 August, 9.30am–1pm, Theomin Balcony, H D Skinner Annex, FREE, places limited, bookings essential – call the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
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