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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 yesterday

a major museum in Dunedin. do check it out...great exhibits especially the local wildlife section...

Thank lawc22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for a couple of hours as it was around the corner from our motel, but you could stay all day. Great planetarium and discovery zone, but the butterfly garden is the highlight.

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a great nature section with models of now extinct animals from New Zealand. There are also exhibits of Maori culture, as well as cultures of the many Polynesian islands. We missed the guided tour, but recommend allowing 1-2 hours for your visit.More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving such an informative review, we reckon a couple of hours is the perfect length of time for a trip round the galleries - leave another couple of hours if you're going to explore the planetarium, science centre and tropical forest (complete with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What better way to spend a blustery day than at the Otago Museum. It turns out to be full of interactive displays and captivating exhibits that kept my two children busy. Definitely well worth the visit even if it is not a rainy day. I...More

Thank xtne
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review, and we're glad you ALL enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Our family enjoyed our visit to the museum. Lots of highlights and a great newer area for the kids (and us big kids !).

Thank russp272
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Russ, thanks for your review - glad the family enjoyed their trip to Tūhura!

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This is an exciting exhibition with curious items that would be unlikely to be in other exhibitions. I will be visiting it again. I am regular visitor to the museum for new and old exhibitions, lectures and functions. Can't rate it highly enough.

Thank JenniferB9390
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Jennifer - we're pretty thrilled with est. 1868, even the staff keep making new discovering objects each time they're in the exhibition!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

A trip to Dunedin with kids is not complete without a visit to Tuhura at the Otago Museum. You need to pay for entry to this part of the museum but its totally worth it, with heaps of interactive displays and the amazing butterfly rainforest....More

Thank NickyA345
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Nicky - just between us, all the adults on staff love Tūhura too!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The Otago Museum is a must visit!! Living in Dunedin we are lucky enough to use it regularly and are really impressed by the variety and quality of exhibits they put on. They have lots of fun pop up activities for kids that change regularly...More

Thank elenapiere
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Elena, thanks for your review! We try and keep it fresh and interesting for all ages - always something to check out!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The Otago Museum is our favourite west weather activity. My 7 and 5 year olds can spend hours in the Tuhura discovery centre, they love the butterflies, and are always keen to explore the other exhibits. The planetarium has some great films as well. We're...More

Thank Emily S
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Emily - check out our annual passes to Tūhura, a great deal if you're a local who's n regularly!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

A great spot on a rainy or dull day to take the kids (or yourself). Lots of very interesting exhibitions. Children friendly spaces with quirky finds for them e.g. a very long crocodile to sit on and a turtle shell to hide under. The gift...More

Thank LizzyL56
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Lizzy, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - great to hear we've got plenty on for you AND the kids!

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