Since 1868, the Otago Museum has been sharing its world-class collection of over 1.5 million objects, telling stories of nature, culture and science from Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.
Eight free galleries showcase the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the most comprehensive collection of articulated moa skeletons in Southern Land, Southern People, explore the treasures of early Māori in Tāngata Whenua, walk alongside a fin whale skeleton in Maritime and encounter an eight-member rat king in the Victorian-inspired Animal Attic.
Get hands-on with science in Discovery World and surround yourself with hundreds of exotic butterflies in the Tropical Forest butterfly house. Journey to the edge of the universe in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium and explore the beautiful nature of science in the world’s first laser-activated digital gallery.
The Museum is also host to a busy schedule of fun, family-friendly programmes and events running throughout the year including hands-on workshops, makerspace activities, live performances, science shows, gallery trails and more.
For more information and bookings visit www.otagomuseum.nz.
Open 10am–5pm daily, free admission to the Museum.
419 Great King Street, Dunedin