Ever witnessed the first flight of a butterfly? Be there for that special moment and help release the young butterflies to take flight in the Tropical Forest. Join us every morning to learn about the amazing transformation butterflies go through before they can take flight!

Daily
10.30am
Tropical Forest
Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission

School Holiday Shock-buster

Did everything really come from nothing? What did prehistoric people think came before the universe? Journey to the origin of the stars and then decorate your own celestial vessel to take home.

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

Adventure Tour

Mythical beasts are causing chaos in the Otago Museum! Help Magnificent Maxine unravel confusing riddles and calm confounded creatures as she journeys through the galleries to restore order.

Free, 2.30pm
Every Saturday and Thursday from 27 September to 11 October
Meet at the Information Desk

Spring Storytelling Series

Join us on a storytelling safari series and venture around the Museum's galleries to learn fantastic facts about our collection and the world. 

Delve into our Gifts and Legacies exhibition and discover what hidden treasures lie in the Otago Museum. Hear Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton and make your own keepsake box to preserve your prized possessions.


Free, 11am, Sunday 12 October, Atrium Level 1

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
Book now

Live at the Otago Museum

The Christchurch Boys’ Choir is on tour! Hear them sing a range of pieces for treble voices, from traditional and sacred songs to opera, jazz and film scores. The arrangements are carefully selected by Musical Director William Frost and Accompanist Matthew Everingham.

Free, 1pm, Friday 10 October, Atrium Level 1.

Living Culture Workshop

Learn the living art of korowai weaving with Robin Hill, a member of the Ocean View Weaving Group and author of the blog Robin Weaves Korowai. Try your hand at basic knots or work your way up to your first cloak. Starter kits are available on the day for $35. Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome!

For more information call the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474.

Sunday 19 October, 2pm, Atrium Level 1, Free