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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Took my kids here during the school holidays to partake in the Cadbury hunt. This is so much fun and so informative allowing so much learning for the kids. It's great for the kids to read and follow instructions, lots of search n find and...More

Thank herin0516
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Many thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear your children enjoyed the school holiday activities here at the Otago Museum!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The receptionist was so nice that she called me a taxi to go to the castle though that was not her job.

1  Thank Shin F
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for your review :)

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We like museums and Otago is one of the best in New Zealand. I have been before but it was a first time for our son who we thought may be distracted but he was totally immersed. Even a nice cuppa and vege afternoon tea...More

1  Thank williamjohnson1994
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with your son and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

What a fantastic museum! Besides the many floors of interesting displays, the Maori culture and NZ history (including a replica of one of the ship's cabin to enter) there is the Butterfly house off the amazing kids area and the Planetarium. I went to the...More

1  Thank Shona B
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Many thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the future :)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Butterfly hatching program is to be applauded, and well worth a visit. The climate is warm for the butterflies, so also a nice place to warm up from cold Dunedin days... Visit and see for yourself the wonders of God's Creation.

1  Thank annebeth2017
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Many thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear your enjoyed the Tropical Forest!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

This museum has a lot to offer. Unlike the other museums that I've visited here in New Zealand, Otago Museum has hand-outs that they give away to guests for free. I find it cool so you do not need to read the entire thing while...More

1  Thank jcbnavarra
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Many thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time hear and look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a quick couple of hours with the kids having a quick look around. Kids enjoyed getting involved with all the hands on sci eve activities and the butterfly room.

Thank Greensnottyflyer
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Great place to take younger kids (4-11), has a lot of games and interactive tools for kids. They also have a butterfly museum, which tops off the trip for the younger ones! Highly recommended

Thank Darbealli
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Revisited recently while staying in Dunedin. Have been hundreds of time with the kids. Nice cafe with good food. The exhibits are a good mix of old and new. Enjoyed the trip up to animal attic and the dinosaur exhibit. Parking can be tricky especially...More

Thank HaereereNoa
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited the museum before but always like to visit again as always something new to see. The Tropical area is just lovely to walk around with the butterflies. Today did not disappoint as we had butterflies landing on us. The Animal Attic was...More

Thank eph9
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We also look forward to seeing you back here when the new science centre has been developed :)

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