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

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

Recycling Week Presentation

Celebrate 'Recycling Week' in style as Zerowaste fashion designer Senorita AweSUMO presents a showcase of locally handcrafted solutions to the global problem of mounting waste. Learn how to save the planet and enjoy a parade of eco-couture designed by local teens. A special screening of the multi-award winning film Bag It (2010) will follow.

Free, Saturday 15 November
Presentation: 2pm, Atrium Level 1
Film screening: 3pm, Barclay Theatre

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