Tropical Forest Demonstrations

Be there for that special moment and help our newly-emerged butterflies take flight in the Tropical Forest. Join us every day to learn about the amazing transformation butterflies go through before they take wing for the very first time.

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
11am daily
11am and 1.30pm on weekends and school holidays
Tropical Forest

Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecture

Join Dr Janice Lord as she highlights the role of ecological botany in discovering the story of New Zealand plants. Discover recent work in the floral biology of New Zealand alpine and subantarctic plants, which indicates that biotic pollination and coevolution with insects may be more important than previously thought.

6pm, Thursday 3 September
Hutton Theatre

Expect the Unexpected

Discovery World scientists make the unbelievable believable with the world’s best science demos. They’ll hold fire, freeze your breath, explore explosions and present a changing line-up of their favourite science experiments!

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 3pm
Discovery World Theatre, suitable for all ages

Living Culture Workshop

Learn the living art of korowai weaving with Robin Hill, a member of the Ocean View Weaving Group and author of the blog Robin Weaves Korowai. Try your hand at basic knots or work your way up to your first cloak. Starter kits are available on the day for $35. Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome! 

For more information call the Otago Museum on 03 474 7474.

2pm, every third Sunday from February to November
Atrium Level 1

Live at the Otago Museum

Dunedin songstress Rachel Kibblewhite performs soulful original songs on guitar.

1pm, Sunday 27 September
Atrium Level 1