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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” (87 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
“animal attic” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 3-474 7474
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"butterfly house"
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"discovery world"
in 45 reviews
"animal attic"
in 42 reviews
"tropical forest"
in 35 reviews
"natural history"
in 29 reviews
"butterfly area"
in 17 reviews
"butterfly room"
in 14 reviews
"pacific cultures"
in 12 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 12 reviews
"butterfly display"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 40 reviews
"te papa"
in 14 reviews
"rainy day"
in 31 reviews
"great exhibits"
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"new zealand"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 2&5yr olds and all had fun. They loved seeing the animals, dinosaurs and especially science area. We needed more time which surprised me and was above expectations. Only complaint was we paid to get into the dinosaurs but there were no controls...More

Thank Redewie
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to have exceeded your expectations! Thanks for the review, your comments regarding 'Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters' door controls have been passed on to the exhibition team.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The galleries are aweome - LOTS to look at. The kids enjoy the butterfly house and discovery world, which costs but it's worth it. The animal attic at the top is also a gallery the kids love. They also have great exhibitions throughout the year.

Thank teachermum2016
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review thanks! It sounds like your kids have great taste!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of great stuff in here and a great way to spend a few hours...some really ancient stuff, very interesting and its free....small charge for a few exhibits but you can omit them.

Thank Jackie E
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! That's right we do have 7 free galleries, we're glad you enjoyed them

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

great vegetarian, gluten and diary free offerings, affordable and offerings for younger children, busy and at times noisy but that just makes it clear that with so much noice its family freindly. play space for kids close to tables. The museum is a bonus.

Thank Stella L
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Both the Café and the Museum itself are quite popular with families, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Interesting place with a broad mix of exhibits covering people and animals, fossils, NZ and other cultures. And the incredible Sir Edmund Hillary. It is a relatively small museum (I’m sure staff would disagree) with a lot of exhibits. Some are presented with interesting surrounding...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thanks for the review! There's something for everyone here, even if you only have an hour :)

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This museum gives great insight into natural history. Great section on Otago wildlife and animals of New Zealand. But displays on overall history as well though they were not as unique as the natural history section. Mist of the museum is free but special exhibitions...More

1  Thank Kiwi-1976
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you appreciated the Southern Land Southern People and Nature galleries, thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

If only every museum was like this! All of our party, ranging from 7-68 years old, spent 3 hours there and could have stayed longer! Sooooo much to see.

Thank Annie P
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad you all had such a good visit with us

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

What a great renovation - the new science centre is a great asset, not just for Otago Museum but for the city. Great to see family passes are available for a reasonable price. The giant slide was a particular favourite for our 12 and 10...More

Thank SouthernDuo
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear the slide was well received! Always nice to hear good things about Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre, thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Otago Museum is the municipal museum around fifteen minutes north of the Octagon on foot. Its exhibit ranges from nature to maritime, ancient to present. Not big but quite comprehensive. Every one can find something of interest here.

Thank Leon L
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the detailed review :)

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Big space with plenty of exhibits, you could definitely spend 1-2 hours at Otago Museum. I looked at the four free exhibits - Pacific Cultures, Tangata Whenua, People of the World, and Nature - and was impressed at the extensive amount of material presented.

Thank Jordan N
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Our gallery curators are incredibly knowledgeable in their respective fields and we try our best to provide as much information as possible.

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