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.
11am and 1.30pm on weekends and school holidays
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
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!
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