Special Exhibitions Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica 6 December 2014–1 March 2015 Free exhibition 1877 Gallery, Level 1 Bugs: The Mega World of Minibeasts Free exhibition, Special Exhibitions Gallery Saturday 20 December 2014–Sunday 10 May 2015 Galleries Discovery World Tropical Forest Switch on to science in Discovery World and enter the Tropical Forest to explore a rainforest filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies. Tāngata Whenua The Tāngata Whenua Gallery tells the story of Southern Māori life and mythology through treasured objects, dioramas and a creation story film. Animal Attic In this Victorian-inspired ‘museum within the Museum’, nearly 3,000 historical specimens showcase the diversity of the animal kingdom. Maritime Opened in 1973, the Maritime Gallery contains over 50 model ships, original ships' flags, ships' bells and an historic Fin whale skeleton. People of the World Home to rare and wonderful objects including our Egyptian mummy, this gallery spans peoples and cultures from around the globe. Southern Land, Southern People Southern Land, Southern People illustrates the uniqueness, diversity and dynamic character of the Southern region of New Zealand. Pacific Cultures A trip to the Pacific Cultures Gallery is an encounter with a wide variety of rare and special objects including a moai from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Nature These galleries tell the story of Otago's wildlife, from birds, insects and fish to the seals, sea lions and albatrosses of the Otago Peninsula.