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

Up Close and Dangerous provides fascinating insight into the risks the world's top wildlife filmmakers take for their art. Discover what happens when they gamble their safety on their understanding of animal behaviour.

Entry by gold coin donation
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, 3pm
Barclay Theatre


The University of Otago Mozart Fellow and the Otago Museum present the world première of Flutter, a gift to the people of Otago, composed by Jeremy Mayall, Mozart Fellow 2014 and 2015.

This unique piece of music will be performed for one night only in the Tropical Forest by world-class soprano Julia Booth and internationally renowned musicians John Egenes (guitar), Tessa Petersen (violin), Rob Burns (bass) and Feby Idrus (flute).

With lighting designed by technical virtuoso Marty Roberts, this multisensory experience is inspired by the butterflies in the Museum's Discovery World Tropical Forest.

The evening will also include the première of Cut Away the Masts, a song cycle created in collaboration with 2014 Robert Burns Fellow Majella Cullinane.

Bookings essential – contact the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or visit www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

$35 – includes a drink and canapés
Session one 8pm, session two 8.30pm
Saturday 29 November, Discovery World Tropical Forest and Atrium Level 1