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!

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

Gallery Trail

An unexpected storm has caused chaos at the Otago Museum! Your help is needed to restore order. Answer questions about chaos-related items and seek out misplaced objects in each gallery to gather clues. 

Free, all day from Saturday 27 September to Sunday 12 October
Collect your trail from the Discovery Desk on Atrium Level 1

Discovery World Science Show

Can you crack chaos? Experience a huge volcanic eruption and learn to predict storm paths and insect invasions by finding order in chaos!

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission, 1am and 3pm
Daily during the school holidays from Saturday 27 September to Sunday 12 October
Discovery World Theatre

Discovery World Science Show

How far-fetched are horror stories? Can science explain the supernatural? Sort fact from fiction as we explore the physics of extraterrestrial travel, uncover how zombie brains function and demonstrate seeming superpowers.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 16 August to 21 September, 11am and 3pm, Discovery World
Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission

Adventure Tour

Mythical beasts are causing chaos in the Otago Museum! Help Magnificent Maxine unravel confusing riddles and calm confounded creatures as she journeys through the galleries to restore order.

Free, 2.30pm
Every Saturday and Thursday from 27 September to 11 October
Meet at the Information Desk

School Holiday Programme

For a holiday full of fun and excitement, sign your kids up for Discovery Squad at the Otago Museum. Overflowing with awesome themed activities, Discovery Squad activates and stimulates young minds!

WEEKDAYS during the school holidays from Monday 29 September to Friday 10 October.
Whole day sessions: $52 per child 8.30am–5.30pm, half day sessions: $29 per child 8.30am–1pm OR 1pm–5.30pm; 10% discount when booking all 10 days.
Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess! Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or let us pre-order your lunch from our Café.
Bookings essential – please contact the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
Book now

Interactive Exploration

Teeming forests, hordes of greedy caterpillars and erratic butterfly flight may seem chaotic and haphazard, but looks can be deceiving! Join us for an interactive exploration and find order hidden in disorder.

Throughout the day, daily from Saturday 27 September to Sunday 12 October
Tropical Forest
Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission

Freaky Science Show

Think maths is useless? Think again! Convince your friends you can read their minds with algebra and use geometry to get the most pizza for your money as you discover radical mathematics.

Free, 2pm
Every Monday and Friday during the school holidays from 29 September to 10 October
Atrium Level 1

School Holiday Shock-buster

Did everything really come from nothing? What did prehistoric people think came before the universe? Journey to the origin of the stars and then decorate your own celestial vessel to take home.

$3 per child, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 1 October
Atrium Level 1
Limited places, bookings essential – call the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
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School Holiday Shock-buster

From unexpected weather to the roll of a dice, chaos is everywhere. Discover how the tiniest change can have ginormous consequences, capture chaos in a bottle and observe the ripple effect!

$3 per child, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 8 October
Atrium Level 1
Limited places, bookings essential – call the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.govt.nz
Book now