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!

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

NHNZ Film Screening

The Most Extreme series investigates the best and worst of the animal kingdom. Nature has its fair share of alpha males, working mums, new age guys and femme fatales. But where does the real power lie and who is the ultimate winner when the home front becomes a battleground? 



Gold coin donation
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, 3pm
Barclay Theatre

Spring Storytelling Series

Join us on a storytelling safari adventure around the Museum's galleries to learn fantastic facts about our collection and the world. Hear a classic story and get creative with activities to make and take home.

Wriggle on up to our new native aquarium and meet some of the wonderful but endangered fish that live in New Zealand streams. Jennie Upton from Enviroschools will read The Whitebait Wriggle by Amber McEwan and help us make a whitebait-printed tote bag to take on a riverside picnic.

Sunday 9 November, 11am
Atrium Level 2

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 16 November, 2pm, Atrium Level 1, Free