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.

Live Demonstration and Workshop

NatureWatch NZ is the online space for Kiwi nature watchers. The website and mobile app let you share what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers and learn about New Zealand animals, plants and fungi. New Zealand species can be identified by uploading a photo or sound recording. 

Join Jon Sullivan, NatureWatch NZ co-founder and ecology lecturer at Lincoln University, for a hands-on introduction to modern nature watching. Check out their website at

Please bring your own fully-charged laptop, tablet or iPhone. 

2pm– 5pm, Monday 1 June
Bookings essential – call the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at
Hutton Theatre
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