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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Me and my family had good time in here. Price is reasonable. do not forget to tour butterfly house. it is modern and unique.
Me and my family had good time in here. Price is reasonable. do not forget to tour butterfly house. it is modern and unique. more »
Very well set up, very informative, easy to read or listen to information. A wonderful display. So much to see. A kids play area. Free entry with donation.
Very well set up, very informative, easy to read or listen to information. A wonderful display. So much to see. A kids play area. Free entry with donation. more »
Very nice place. We'll set up, the interactive side of the exhibits were loads of dun for the family. We did the Butterfly experience, VERY WARM! Don't dress in too many layers to go in or you'll melt lol.
My daughters enjoyed the Butterfly garden, the planetarium shows and the Science Centre was lots of fun too. We dint have enough time to see anything else, as the amazing activities at the Science Centre, kept them glued. It is definitely one place you should visit while in Dunedin.
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