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Otago Museum

419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“butterfly house” (87 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
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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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"butterfly house"
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"discovery world"
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"animal attic"
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"tropical forest"
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"natural history"
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"butterfly area"
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"butterfly room"
in 14 reviews
"pacific cultures"
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"stuffed animals"
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"butterfly display"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
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"te papa"
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"rainy day"
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"great exhibits"
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"new zealand"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Free entry to the museum. Planetarium is extra to see a video but worth it. Dinosaur exhibit is also extra but good . They are $10 each or $17 for both for an adult. Plenty to see and coffee shop is great

Thank Caroline G
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters exhibition

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Best museum ever, it is free but worth donating a reasonable sum into the donations container. We could have stayed the whole day

Thank Brian K
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Great, thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Plenty to see at this museum, which is a simple 15 minute walk from the centre of the city. Welcoming staff. Many, many exhibits. Free to enter, although some exhibits do require an additional fee. Great information about the people of South New Zealand and...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for the great review :)

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

$15 for a nominally 45 minute guided tour of museum highlights (ours went well over an hour) is excellent value. Makes sure you hit all the best and most important bits, with an extremely knowledgeable and engaged guide.

Thank duffer70
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Top museum for visits, unctions and food even. Wonderful imaginative exhibits and initiatives such as the tropical world and the planetarium

Thank samandhenry
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for the review :)

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We had an entertaining morning at the museum. As it was school holiday there was a Dino craft activity which my girls loved. Free entry. Special exhibition on Permian period and dome movie worth the $13. Not crowded even though school holidays which was refreshing...More

Thank Rachael B
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks Rachael. We're glad to hear you all enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The butterflies are amazing. Kids absolutely love this. The games room for the kids are great very good entertainment. The dinasours a must for the children. The planetarium is a real must - its 3d. I highly recommend this.

Thank daffydolly
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a good place to visit if the weather is not too good. You can spend time wondering around different areas of the galleries. Even though I do not have children I did find they loved the Maritime Gallery and are encourage to ring...More

Thank SP2210
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear that you had a good visit.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

They had a fantastic exhibit of dinosaurs that the kids loved and knowledgeable staff on hand. Other areas were also interesting, but the dinosaurs were the fav.

Thank Rebecca J
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters exhibition.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great displays, very informative. Would definitely bring the family. Enjoyed all the displays, well set out. Always appreciate a place with fancy toilet seats.

Thank Billie G
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you here again soon.

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