Bookings are required for the following programmes, but we also offer plenty of programmes that you don’t need to book in advance. Please check out What’s On for details. Save time by booking tickets to Discovery World Tropical Forest before your Museum visit.

School Holiday Programme

For a holiday full of fun and excitement, sign your kids up for Discovery Squad at the Otago Museum. Offering awesome themed activities, Discovery Squad activates and stimulates young minds!

Weekdays during the school holidays from Monday 12 January to Friday 23 January.

 

Whole day sessions: $52 per child 8.30am–5.30pm, half day sessions: $29 per child 8.30am–1pm OR 1pm–5.30pm; 10% discount when booking all 10 days.
Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess! Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or let us pre-order your lunch from our Café. Bookings essential – please contact the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online
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School Holiday Shock-buster

Cicadas sing summer days away in their own unique style all over the world. Have you ever seen one of these jewel-like creatures up close or found an empty cicada case? See the Otago Museum's cool cicada collection, hear our very own Aesop tell a classic bug fable and create a cicada badge to take home.

$3 per child
11.30am and 1.30pm, Tuesday 13 January, Atrium Level 1
Bookings essential; contact the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online
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School Holiday Shockbuster

Meet the original Minecrafters! Hear about the architects of the arthropod world, discover how we have borrowed ideas from insects to improve our own buildings and make your own gummy leaf lantern to light your summer evenings.

$3 per child
11.30am and 1.30pm, Tuesday 20 January, Atrium Level 1
Bookings essential; contact the Information Desk on 03 474 7474 or book online
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