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! 



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 full days.
Weekdays during the school holidays from Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July.
Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess!
Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or 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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Live at the Otago Museum

Amanda Goodwin and Michelle Yeo treat us to a helping of light jazz and R&B at the grand piano.

1pm, Saturday 4 July
Atrium Level 2
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School Holiday Programme

Create a beautiful photogram like those made by Picasso, Man Ray and Len Lye. Use the power of the sun, artistic objects, layering, motion and special light-sensitive paper to draw with light and make your own print.

$3 per participant
1.30pm, Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 July
Atrium Level 1
Suitable for ages 9 and up
Bookings essential – call the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online
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