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Otago Museum

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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly house” (88 reviews)
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“animal attic” (42 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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"natural history"
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"butterfly area"
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"butterfly room"
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"pacific cultures"
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"stuffed animals"
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"butterfly display"
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"all ages"
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"te papa"
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"rainy day"
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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 30 January 2018

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 30 January 2018

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

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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018

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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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and they must have been trained to communicate with little ones! They are all so good with kids!!! Free entrance into the main museum n the animal attic is amazing for kids.

Thank Catheryn L
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks for the review! We are very proud of our science communicators here :)

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We found this museum by accident but it was a lucky accident. We paid a bit extra to be able to participate in the science exhibition that was happening and that was worth it as well. Both of us are in our mid twenties and...More

Thank Jessmuchly
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

A lucky accident indeed! We're always happy to hear that people have enjoyed Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Recently been upgraded and butterfly room etc has been upgraded even though it was awesome before. Lots of things to see and do. Interactive. Great for both adults and children

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Otago Museum

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