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Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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free entry but we still gave donation as such a great facility. Lots to see and worth going, had lunch there and was great food and fairly inexpensive

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2011
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

free entry but we still gave donation as such a great facility. Lots to see and worth going, had lunch there and was great food and fairly inexpensive

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

had two days meeting at Museum, it was a great place to visit in Dunedin. great catering as well, make sure you enjoy the coffee and food there as well

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

A fab museum with something for everybody from young to old. Lovely Maori exhibits and a pre-historic section that just has to be seen as it is so amazing. A discovery section for children that I found interesting too as an adult. Other exhibitions to see for a fee if you want but plenty to see and do without having... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We were just blown away by the inspirational design of this museum. Brisbane museum is just boring compared. The foyer opens onto the stylish coffee shop so there is somewhere to sit and plan over a coffee. We liked the natural history section where the spiraled down in time over two floors and we just loved the live butterflies in... More 

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Upper Hutt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Excellent rain forest / butterfly area inside museum, well worth the $10 entry fee. Kids will love it.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Just a very nice place to visit lots to see and do and when we were there the butterfly exhibit was going great we went with 2 small children 6 and 7 and they were not bored at all lots to see and a lot of interaction you MUST visit ant to my surprise the museum shop was very reasonably... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

I recommend the cafe even if not wanting to visit the museum, meals are well priced and great quality. The chicken burger is delicious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

The interactive area was fabulous, even our uni aged sons loved this area, so much to do and find out, lost my husband playing with the crane! My favourite was trying to blow the balloon through the hoops. The live butterfly area was fabulous too, who knew we had something in NZ, just like Cairns! Loved the skeleton area, never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2011

Great, colorful exhibits. Killer ship area. And animal area. And weapons area. And to die for sandwich at cafe; toasted smoked chix, with salad on it and brie and berry sauce, all in pita. I'd give ANYthing to have that sandwich again!!! Free place. Lots of cool stuff in gift store too.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

We foolishly went straight to Discovery World on our first visit. The kids loved it and stayed so long that we didn't get to see anything else! So we went back for a second visit to see all the free exhibits (a small donation is suggested at the entrance to the museum). Favourite bits were the fossils of whale and... More 

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