Discovery World Science Show

Insects have been on Earth for millions of years and survived major global extinctions. Discover the past, present and future of bugs as you unearth their amazing abilities and find out what makes them essential for life on our planet.

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
11.30am and 3pm, every day from Saturday 20 December to Sunday 8 February
Discovery World Theatre

Discovery World Explorations

Drop in to Discovery World to investigate some phenomenal everyday science applications. Join our Communicators throughout the day to discover how electricity works in your body, what happens to objects in space, and much more.

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
Throughout the day from Saturday 20 December to Sunday 8 February
Discovery World

Tropical Forest Explorations

Drop in to the Tropical Forest to investigate some of the many incredible bugs found in the tropics. Join our Communicators throughout the day to discover how insects pollinate plants, what happens inside butterfly pupae, and much more.

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
Throughout the day from Saturday 20 December to Sunday 8 February
Tropical Forest

School Holiday Gallery Trail

Doug the dung beetle needs your help to roll his ball of poo to safety! Follow the Dung Beetle Derby around the Museum galleries, meet awesome insects who will help you guide Doug and his dung ball home, and collect your reward from the Discovery Desk.

Free, throughout the day from Saturday 20 December to Sunday 8
Collect your trail from the Discovery Desk on Atrium Level 1

Special Summer Reading Trail

Join the Dunedin Public Libraries' Summer Reading Programme and learn about heroes as you battle blazing monsters at the Otago Museum. Complete the trail and go into the draw to win cool prizes.

To find out more or about joining the Summer Reading Programme check out www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/events/summer-reading-programme.

Free, daily from Saturday 13 December to Saturday 31 January
Borrow your backpack from the Discovery Desk on Atrium Level 1