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.

$12 per person
Daily, 11.30am
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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.

$26 per person; includes Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
Daily, 1.30pm
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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.

$12 per person
Daily, 3.30pm
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