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.

Allans Beach Excursion

Capture the perfect shot on a field trip to Allans Beach, a wildlife photography paradise. Notable local experts Christine O'Connor (Otago Daily Times photographer) and Steve Ting (wildlife film-maker) will be on hand with advice on how to take spectacular shots of fabulous flora and fauna.

$20 per person
Saturday 2 May, 11.30am–3pm
Meet at the Otago Museum Info Desk
Numbers limited, bookings essential – contact the Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online
Museum Café packed lunches can be pre-ordered through the Info Desk
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Expert Panel

In the depths of the night, star-struck photographers crisscross Otago in search of the perfect astro-image; the most enthusiastic are the aurora chasers. Chaired by aurora scientist Steve Butler, join panellists Stephen Voss, Paul Le Comte, Bob Evans, Taichi Nakamura and Dr Ian Griffin as they share their fascination with and pictures of aurora australis, the sleeping beauty.

5.30pm and 7pm, Wednesday 13 May
VENUE CHANGED: Level 2A, Speight's Stand, Forsyth Barr Stadium
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