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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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“butterfly house” (87 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"
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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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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

great place to visit, expensive at the cafe their for food if you have a crowd to buy for toilets very clean. lots to look at.

Thank marsh516
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The museum is lovely, has a good cafe, and provides a good overview of the history and geology of the area I saw a fabulous special traveling exhibit there (WOW: wearable art) that was worth the special admission price.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Pleasant surroundings, good counter food, good coffee and very pleasant staff. A quiet place for a relaxed coffee

Thank mike l
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

This museum holds some rare & unique collections & is certainly worth a visit. We spent several hours wlaking around on a wet morning and enjoyed every minute. All the exhibits are well thought out & inclusive. We trust that like us, you'll learn a...More

Thank 007adventure
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

It's free. It's in the middle of Dunedin. It has a great cafe. The exhibits are very informative. Pay the extra money to see the butterflies.

Thank ProfCarlin
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We only visited the butterfly house because we didn't have a lot of time and I don't really enjoy looking around most museums anyway. The butterfly house was great, a few different kinds as well as quails, finches (didn't see any), geckos (didn't see any),...More

1  Thank ClaireNZ2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Really enjoyed the Sir Edmund Hilary exhibit. This included photographs and items donated by his family.

2  Thank Anglen50
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

We spent about 3 hours at the museum and could have used more time. The exhibits are very interesting and first rate. One of the better museums we have seen. There is a good natural history section, a children's section, and a butterfly house. We...More

2  Thank DJH2010
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

A great museum for the family. We went into the tropical world and learning world which was only $10 for adults and $5 for kids and it was well worth it. Everyone enjoyed the "kids" games and puzzles, including the big kids and the tropical...More

2  Thank VORTraveller
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We had a wonderfull time in the butterfly enclosure, this is a must visit attraction for Dunedin and well worth the entry fee. The cafe is dreadfull, easily the worst service we have ever experienced eating out in Dunedin (which on the whole is pretty...More

1  Thank Highlander65
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0tagoMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2012

Thanks for your great review of the Museum. Sorry to hear your Café experience was not as it should have been – we’d like to learn more about that so we can be sure to improve it going forward. Would you please consider communicating with...More

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