The Otago Museum shares the natural, cultural and scientific stories of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.
The Museum is 150 years old in 2018, although many of the items in our collection are far older. Our collection includes over 1.5 million objects, which come from around the globe. We use these objects to tell our visitors more about the world – from here in Dunedin to deep space, from millions of years ago to envelope-pushing research – through galleries, exhibitions, displays,
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tours and talks.
After four years of planning and five months of construction, Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre opened on 16 December 2017.
The $2.5 million redevelopment of Otago Museum’s former Discovery World Tropical Forest was supported with $500 000 in funding from the Otago Community Trust. Now home to over 45 hands-on science interactives and a refreshed Tropical Forest butterfly house, Tūhura also encompasses the digitally interactive Beautiful Science gallery ...