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, Tangata Whenua, Maritime, Nature, Animal Attic and People of the World Galleries, as you discover some of the Museum's visitor favourites.

$12 per person
Daily, 11.30am
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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.

$26 per person; includes Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
Daily, 1.30pm
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Led by a Museum Communicator

Monday: Rapa Nui – Pacific Cultures
Tuesday: Mapoutahi pā – Tāngata Whenua
Wednesday: Japanese spider crab – Animal Attic
Thursday: Ancient Greek coins – People of the World
Friday: The Monowai – Maritime
Saturday: New Zealand's native frogs – Nature
Sunday: The gold rush days – Southern Land, Southern People

DAILY during November, 2pm, FREE
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Presented by a Museum Communicator

The Gifts and Legacies exhibition continues in the H D Skinner Annex. Join a knowledgeable Communicator to learn more about intriguing objects and generous benefactors.

Free
Daily from Saturday 13 September to Sunday 23 November, 2.30pm
Otago Museum H D Skinner Annex

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.

$12 per person
Daily, 3.30pm
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Special Exhibition Talk

Hear the stories of a selection of Otago Museum benefactors and discover their generous gifts to the Museum. Join a tour of the exhibition led by a knowledgeable Communicator.

Free
Daily from Friday 15 August to Sunday 23 November, 4pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery

Led by a Museum Communicator

Learn more about the foundation of the Otago Museum and discover some significant gifts to the Museum's collection.

Free, 4pm, daily from Monday 24 November to Sunday 30 November, meet at the Information Desk