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“Go see the butterfly's.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Otago Museum

Otago Museum
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US$10.77*
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Treasures of the Otago Museum Guided Tour
Ranked #3 of 104 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Ashburton, New Zealand
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Go see the butterfly's.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another great example of a later day museum. I went specifically to see the butterfly display. For a small entrance fee, one is given a wrist band, and follows the butterfly trail to a great display of flora, and butterflies.
There are other displays to see, which are worth while, along with a cafe, and a good shop, selling a good range of items, that had a scientific flavour.
Certainly viist there again.

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially in the Tropical Forest.
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Marvelous Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent part of our shore excursion at this wonderful museum. We only wish we had more time. The displays were beautiful and informative; pictures were permitted and we really enjoyed our time here. Only drawback - no museum book which would have been helpful in order to get more information when we had more time later.

Visited January 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review :)
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An absolute must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adults will be in awe of every display and the kids will experience the 'wow factor' here. It is brilliantly laid out and you can get so close to every display. Interaction is fun and the learning is simple but profound. Take your kids grandchildren to see the butterflies. They will never forget it.

Visited April 2016
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great place to spend a long time at. So much to see and be fascinated with. Wonderful displays, well set out, and the interactive ones were a hit with the grand children. So much knowledge to be gained of so many different subjects, really good place to spend a rainy day for young ones, lots to keep them occupied.

Visited January 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum :)
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Canberra, Australia
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“Do visit the museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went because of the butterfly release experience, and that was great. Our kids (8mths, 3yrs) loved the enclosure and the butterflies floating around. We didn't have time to see the rest of the museum, but it looks pretty good.

And great coffee in the shop!

Visited February 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your review :)
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