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Otago Museum

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A definite must see! This was our second visit, incredibly interesting. The 3D session of Aliens was informative and a bit mind blowing (in a good way!).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Animal Attic. Moa Skeletons. The natural history collection is pretty good. Don't miss the wildlife photography competition display if it's open. I could take or leave the planetarium.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SScheibel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family with young children aged 6 and 10 were fully entertained at the museum for a few hours. The science centre and the butterfly display were a really big hit. I’d plan on three hours to really be able to see everything. Parking is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NeJ1975
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, that's great to hear that all ages were entertained!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Butterfly live experience but got captivated by the science interactive experiences! Not only the girls! My husband and me we got totally involved! Whether it is building an earthquake building and testing it or viewing our skeleton on a bike, pure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cinderellainparis
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! We defintely understand getting captivated by the amazing interactives in Tūhura - just one of the hazards of working at Otago Museum!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7th visit to Dunedin, 1st visit to Otago Museum - loved it. The show in the planetarium on the history of flight was just amazing. The talk on the night sky was also really interesting, more so for me than younger kids. The female presenter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Renee1901
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us such a great review, even if our kiwi delicacy wasn't up your alley ;)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Butterfly House and I was not disappointed, if anything they had even more butterflies than last time. A staff member gave a talk and then they turned on the tropical rain for a while. Absolutely amazing place for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve M
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve - we're glad you caught our No Rain, No Rainforest show, it's pretty magic!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum. History of Otago life, economy and role in the Great War(s). Good for adults and children alike.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Harry G
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Harry - really glad you enjoyed your trip to Otago Museum!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking to fill in the afternoon with my 7yr old so visited the museum. She absolutely loved playing with the butterflies and spent a good couple of hours immersed in the Tahura activity centre. Quite educational too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark E
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Mark - glad you guys both enjoyed your trip to Tūhura!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Dunedin unsure what would suite everyone’s needs given that the kids are ages 18-22. But the museum matched all the expectations and more. It’s interactive, has lots of local information and extra movies about space for a cost of $10pp.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nahariyya
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us a lovely review - we sure do think there's something for everyone here at Otago Museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids had a ball and spent a few hours enjoying the Tūhura Science Centre. Reasonably priced too!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nadaharpur
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, isn't Tūhura amazing!?

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