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

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

Live at the Otago Museum

Join He Waka Kōtuia, kapa haka from King's and Queen's High Schools, and Wairua Pūhou, kapa haka from Otago Boys' and Otago Girls' High Schools, as they sing waiata to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week.

Both groups will represent Dunedin at Te Hautonga, the senior kapa haka competition for southern high schools, later in the month – gold coin koha towards their travel will be gratefully received.

Hei whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, e whakangahau ana te kapa He Waka Kōtuia me te kapa Wairua Pūhou.

Taki haere ēnei rōpū ki ngā whakataetae kapa haka o ngā kura tuarua kei Te Hautonga a te mutunga o tēnei marama – tukuna he koha hei ārahi i tō rātou haerenga.

1pm, Saturday 1 August
Atrium Level 1

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