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Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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top floor is geology and biology my favs.. first floor is butterfly house where you can enjoy an exotic animal briefly landing on your collar, or scream and run, or try to kill... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Invercargill
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Invercargill
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

top floor is geology and biology my favs.. first floor is butterfly house where you can enjoy an exotic animal briefly landing on your collar, or scream and run, or try to kill.. both of the latter I saw from a crowd of schoolkids.. needless to say a girl and a boy in that order! It's three storeys high, warm,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a rainy afternoon in Dunedin in the Butterfly room in the Museum. Cold outside very warm in their home. These beautiful insects just fluttering past you in their domain. The lovely orchids in the room were worth seeing and the lovely little birds scurrying about. A must if you have children

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Tropical Forest on a cold Dunedin day! More 

Wales
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have returned several times during our vacation in Otago. Such an interesting place and so much to see. Great gift shop and restaurant etc etc. Definitely recommend this visit for all age groups.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited only the free rooms. And it is very informative, very interesting. We visited many museums in NZ, both North and South Island, and we can see in Otago Museum new things, other explications about Maori. Also the rooms about the Polyneiean, Melanesian and Micronesian peoples are very good. The 2nd and 3th floor with information about geology, wildlife,... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another great example of a later day museum. I went specifically to see the butterfly display. For a small entrance fee, one is given a wrist band, and follows the butterfly trail to a great display of flora, and butterflies. There are other displays to see, which are worth while, along with a cafe, and a good shop,... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially in the Tropical Forest. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent part of our shore excursion at this wonderful museum. We only wish we had more time. The displays were beautiful and informative; pictures were permitted and we really enjoyed our time here. Only drawback - no museum book which would have been helpful in order to get more information when we had more time later.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adults will be in awe of every display and the kids will experience the 'wow factor' here. It is brilliantly laid out and you can get so close to every display. Interaction is fun and the learning is simple but profound. Take your kids grandchildren to see the butterflies. They will never forget it.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great place to spend a long time at. So much to see and be fascinated with. Wonderful displays, well set out, and the interactive ones were a hit with the grand children. So much knowledge to be gained of so many different subjects, really good place to spend a rainy day for young ones, lots to keep them occupied.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went because of the butterfly release experience, and that was great. Our kids (8mths, 3yrs) loved the enclosure and the butterflies floating around. We didn't have time to see the rest of the museum, but it looks pretty good. And great coffee in the shop!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the Otago Museum is a must when you are in Dunedin especially on a rainy day. The coffee shop is very inviting while the entry is free. The exhibits are good and the computer technology is up to date,as you can see the old streets as they have been transformed to the present day.At one place you... More 

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