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

Otago Museum
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US$10.49*
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Otago Museum Stories of the South Guided Tour
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US$31.48*
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Dunedin Cruise Ships Shore Excursions
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US$209.87*
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Personalized Tour of Dunedin
Ranked #3 of 112 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially in the Tropical Forest.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thanks for your review :)

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

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.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum :)

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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!

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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