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Otago Museum

419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly house” (94 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
“animal attic” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 3-474 7474
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"butterfly house"
in 94 reviews
"discovery world"
in 45 reviews
"animal attic"
in 45 reviews
"tropical forest"
in 35 reviews
"natural history"
in 30 reviews
"butterfly area"
in 19 reviews
"butterfly room"
in 18 reviews
"pacific cultures"
in 12 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 12 reviews
"butterfly display"
in 11 reviews
"interactive science"
in 10 reviews
"sir edmund"
in 9 reviews
"southern land"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 41 reviews
"te papa"
in 15 reviews
"rainy day"
in 34 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One not to be missed attraction at this wonderful museum is the Planetarium, you get the view and knowledge of where about you are in the universe from the comfort of a good seat. No need to sit up all night or freeze in the...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review and thrilled you enjoyed our Perpetual Guardian Planetarium! We've got new shows screening all the time, so there's always a reason to come back (at the moment we've got the Secret World of Moths and it's AMAZING!)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting displays here spread across several levels. I enjoyed the displays on the pacific nations and on the natural environment. I went in the school holidays so it was busy but it wasn't overwhelming. Take your time to enjoy this museum.

Thank JeffroNZ
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Great to hear you had such a great trip to the Otago Museum - if you enjoyed our displays on the natural environment you'll have to come back and experience the Tropical Forest soon ;)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee out of the cold Food is quite pricey parents bring there kids and pack their own lunch boxes The service is slow and disorganised staff so no good if you are in s hurry Good clean toilets

Thank 438michele
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there - sorry to hear that the cafe wasn't quite up to your standard, with the school holidays it can get a little crazy in there - but glad to hear you liked the loos!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family we became fascinated by the interactive science display, so we spent lots of time in there. Also loved the Butterfly house. The rest of the Museum was good too, but not so different from other museums I have visited.

Thank Sarah B
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah - glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and especially our Tūhura Science Centre!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title implies it took us 3 half days to complete. Great exhibits, heaps for the kids to do and enough to keep the adults entertained as well. Particularly enjoyed the Pacific exhibits and swords from around the world. Pros: Heaps to see, touch...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there - glad to hear the Museum is so nice you had to try it thrice! Parking is a little thin on the ground, out tip is to try the parking area nearby on Albany Street (just $6 for a whole day!)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first visit to Dunedin. Pleasantly surprised to find this museum. This is definately a place that I would like to bring my family back to. The ladies at the front desk were friendly and welcoming. It is well set out but the...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - glad you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here twice on our recent visit to Dunedin. Our first visit we paid extra and visited the Science Area and the Butterfly room - both ere great & the Science Area is really interactive. We visited a second time because we ran out...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Marie - hopefully we'll see you again for round three soon!

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a free museum. This museum focuses on natural history. I learned a lot about flora and fauna that thrived in NZ long time ago. There are a lot of fossils and bones.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed the trip!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

My family (2 adults, 2 kids aged 10) visited here. Could have spent quite a while here but ran out of time. Recommend the butterfly house and be prepared to strip down as it is very hot, something like 27 degrees! There are cubby holes...More

Thank 166tamarak
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - glad you were able to warm up in our Tropical Forest!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We really only wanted to visit the butterfly garden and perhaps the planaterium, but needed to pay for the whole science area. That was ok, but found we needed another ticket for the planaterium too. It cost $29 for an adult and pensioner, and to...More

Thank Lynette O
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We do offer a package deal for these attractions that would've worked out at $38 total, but this does need to be purchased upon first entry - do ask our info desk staff about that...More

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