Guided Tour

Explore the galleries with this introduction to some of the Museum’s ‘don’t miss’ collection items. Delve deeper into the stories behind iconic displays in Pacific Cultures, Tāngata Whenua, Maritime, Nature, Animal Attic and People of the World Galleries, as you discover some of the Museum's visitor favourites.

DAILY
11.30am
Please meet at the Information Desk
$12 per person
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Guided Tour

Enjoy a spectacular live butterfly experience on the hottest tour in town! Encounter hundreds of beautiful butterflies as you discover the inside stories of the rainforest. Hear about the development of the Tropical Forest and uncover the secrets of its hot-weather-happy inhabitants.

DAILY
1.30pm
Please meet at the Information Desk
$26 per person – includes Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
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Led by a Museum Communicator

Monday: Southern whaling
Tuesday: New Zealand falcon
Wednesday: Nisga'a totem pole segment
Thursday: Watom Island
Friday: Life on the Endeavour
Saturday: Karetao – Māori puppets
Sunday: Yellow-eyed penguins

DAILY during April, 2pm, FREE!
Meet at the Information Desk.

Gallery Talk

Join a knowledgeable Communicator to explore Dunedin's past and present skyline with a talk to compliment Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape.

DAILY from Saturday 22 March to Sunday 31 August, 2.30pm, Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H D Skinner Annex, FREE!

Guided Tour

Celebrate the special character of Southern New Zealand with this ideal introduction to the region. Discover the human endeavours that have shaped the stories of this place, explore the natural history of Otago and uncover the origins of our demanding landscape and environment.

DAILY
3.30pm
Please meet at the Information Desk
$12 per person
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Led by a Museum Communicator

Learn more about the life and work of Brian Brake, one of New Zealand's most influential photographers. Join a tour of the exhibition led by a knowledgeable Communicator.

DAILY at 4pm from Saturday 8 March to Sunday 20 July, Special Exhibitions Gallery

FREE!

Image Credit: Gathering dyed cloth on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad, India, 1958. 
Photograph by Brian Brake. 
Te Papa gratefully acknowledges the gift of the Brian Brake Collection by Wai-man Lau.