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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is perfect for all ages and it is a really good place for families. The new Tuhura (discover world) is amazing and kids are bound to love it and have fun, whether it is by visiting the butterflies or by going down the...More

Thank Maia D
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thans for your review Maia, so glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Otago museum was great, the level of detail on the subjects combined with the high volume of items and artefacts on display made it a truly fab experience. When we visited there were exhibitions on Sir Edmund Hilary, with items from his expeditions, animals of...More

Thank Becki C
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Cheers for your review Becki, stoked you had a great time!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Otago Museum and were not let down! Enough galleries to last you most of an afternoon and passionate staff. It was surprisingly quiet, but it was a weekday. The real highlight was the butterfly room, and to see the recently hatched...More

Thank notwaltermitty
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review - we think the First Flight in the Tropical Forest is pretty special too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free to enter. The staff at the information desk was excellent. She was an old lady who was just so helpful in everything. The museum itself is great. Some places do need additional lighting. Some places were overly lit.

Thank Riotien
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Riotien - we're glad you had such a positive experience with our Front of House staff!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked out of the museum as most of the exhibits were old, dusty and mangy-looking. It looks as if they hadn't had any maintenance of care for a very long time. Definitely overdue for a refurbishment. The most interesting item was the skeleton of...More

Thank Rhondda H
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for your honest review and we’re pleased you enjoyed the ceramics collection and the whale skeleton. We are very lucky to have a range of items in our collection that are anything from a few months’ old to upwards of 3,000...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great museum with plenty of unique exhibits and collections. They are grouped into several rooms or floors, such as Animal Attic, Maritime, Nature, Pacific Culture, People of the World, Southern Land, and Tangata Whenua. Entry is free, but there is option of guided tour...More

Thank santo t
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the good detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

A very well maintained museum with a lot of things to explore that are relevant to the region and New Zealand in general - from Maori history to Pacific islands and marine environment. The museum is not only a great bad weather option but should...More

Thank BinaNZ
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Wow thanks for the generous and detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed it so much :)

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