Otago Museum, Dunedin

4.7
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One of New Zealand's premier cultural centers, Otago Museum boasts a vast and varied collection of science and humanities exhibits from home and abroad. Many visitors begin their tour with the Southern Land, Southern People collection, where they can learn about the natural history of Otago and view the country's largest fossil specimen. Galleries covering subjects such as Maori heritage, Pacific cultures, and the maritime history of the region help give you a better understanding of this corner of the world. For something from farther afield, head to the People of the World collection, where Islamic ceramics, Indian armor, and classical coins are all on display. Those with kids won't want to miss the museum's interactive science center, home to a tropical rainforest environment filled with colorful butterflies. To visit Otago Museum and get the most from your holiday in Dunedin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dunedin trip site.
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  • We went through the science exhibition to the rainforest area and butterfly enclosure. There were very few butterflies~ the guides explained that in winter they stay up near the lights and... 
    We went through the science exhibition to the rainforest area and butterfly enclosure. There were very few butterflies~ the guides explained that in winter they stay up near the lights and...  more »
  • Was fantastically surprised by the content in the museum. Each section was varied with a variety of exhibits to tell the story. We brought our pram and it was no problem getting around with it. 
    Was fantastically surprised by the content in the museum. Each section was varied with a variety of exhibits to tell the story. We brought our pram and it was no problem getting around with it.  more »
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  • Always a great visit! A dynamic array of displays, Planetarium is a must see! Book now, don't regret it. Museum Cafe has some EXCELLENT food too! Great coffee ☕😁
  • Great museum with vicious crocodiles🐊

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