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!

Tropical Forest
Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission

Live at the Otago Museum

Join Linda Munro as she entertains with a wide-ranging repertoire of modern favourites to get your toes tapping!

Sunday 7 September, 1pm, Atrium Level 1

Change My Mind Series - WW100 Centenary

Does remembering history help us, or are we doomed to repeat the lessons? How should we commemorate war without glorifying it? What should we be remembering and passing on to future generations?

Celebrate WW100 by joining us in the Museum Café for a facilitated discussion around this WWI hot topic. Voice your opinion and prepare to have your mind changed. Professor Kevin Clements, Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Otago, and George Davis, Research Fellow at the University of Otago History Department will facilitate.

Sunday 7 September, Otago Museum Café, 5.30pm–6.30pm
Suitable for ages 18 and over, refreshments and cash bar available

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. Hear a classic story and get creative with collectable activities to make and take home.

Get your green fingers ready and help us celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the University of Otago's Botany Department. Learn about the importance of plants, hear Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole and make your own eco-friendly, take-home planter to nurture your chosen seed.

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Sunday 14 September, 11am, Nature Gallery, Free

Live at the Otago Museum

Experience exceptional harmonies with The Foxy Tones as this local trio takes you on a musical trip down memory lane.

Sunday 14 September, 1pm, Atrium Level 1

Live at the Otago Museum

Join the Knox Children's Choir as they sing a variety of beautiful hymns.

Sunday 21 September, 1pm, 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 21 September, 2pm, Atrium Level 1
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NHNZ Film Screening

New Zealand's talent, facilities and epic locations make it the envy of movie-makers around the world. See how the film industry transforms our beautiful country into Middle Earth, Narnia and beyond.


Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, 3pm, Barclay Theatre, entry by gold coin donation