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Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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We went there with our 6yr old it was school holidays so they had the science alive going which he loved and i enjoyed too we also went into the butterfly enclosure which was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greg J
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with our 6yr old it was school holidays so they had the science alive going which he loved and i enjoyed too we also went into the butterfly enclosure which was pretty cool but quite hot and humid the rest of the museum was well worth a look to lots of interesting exibits

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Incline Village, Nevada, Usa
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled past and are so glad we did - this museum had a Monet and a Pissarro as well as some great modern exhibitions. They had a great Benson and Hedges costume exhibition and some wonderful modern pieces

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love museums and have visited many in our native Ireland and across Europe - but for such a "young" country the Otago museum is seriously impressive! From the dinosaur fossils to the animal attic, the Egyptian and Greek artefacts, Japanese memorabilia, the history told from the Pacific islands and the respectful way it takes you on a journey of... More 

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibition has more curated collection of the Polynesians so all the countries and cultures are on display. There is a section on Melanesian cultures and history. A section on Maori tools and weapons alongside an impressive boat dating back to 1840 is worth a visit. There are also paid collection of tropical forest discovery for children. The top floor... More 

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Thanks for your review :) More 

Swan Hill, Australia
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413 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful museum, just needs a lot of time to take it all in. Good for a wet day to experience this great exhibition.

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Thanks for your review :) More 

Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic!!!! The butterfly tropical forrest was the highlight of our stay. Kids also loved the planetarium presentation and the interactive science exhibits. Awesome

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the Tropical Forest as well as the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium :) More 

Brugge, België
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, although my wife and I had little time to visit it. You need at least 2 hours for a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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176 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in to find out more about New Zealand and found lots of great information about the peoples and animals of this area. The toilets are well worth a visit as they are some very lovely toilet seats (not kidding) and informative postures about bodily functions (e.g., farts - and not kidding again)

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially the rest rooms! :) More 

Southland
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86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family is always a fan of this museum. Plenty to look at and a good diverse range of attractions. The butterfly house is always a nice bonus although it is an additional cost. You can easily spend a couple of hours inside looking around and they have a nice cafe there as well. Good location only being a few... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum :) More 

Aston Clinton
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a morning at the museum covering less than half of the exhibits. The highlight for us was the butterfly house where freshly hatched butterflies were released around the visitors and the childrens section where there were many exhibits that you could interact with and learn from. We also visited the natural history section where there... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially the Tropical Forest. We look forward to seeing you back here soon :) More 

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