Discovery World Explorations

Drop in to Discovery World to investigate some phenomenal everyday science applications. Join our Science 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
Daily, throughout the day
Discovery World

The Earth Science Series

Get ready to rumble with a new set of our favourite science demos. Explore the science behind volcanic eruptions, simulate an earthquake and learn why it can sometimes rain fish!

Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission
11.30am and 3pm Saturdays and Sundays

Summer Reading Programme

Explore a whole galaxy of stories with this year's space-themed Summer Reading Programme from Dunedin Public Libraries.

Pick up a free booklet at your local library, complete the activities to receive a reward and zoom to the University Book Shop for a discount on any books featured in the clue hunt.

Visit to find out more.

Free, daily from Saturday 12 December 2015 to Sunday 31 January 2016

Christmas at the Otago Museum

Elves are taking over the Museum and making space-related decorations for their tree. Join the elves and create your own galaxy of decorations to take home – and don't forget your 'selfie with an elfie'.

Suitable for all ages; younger children may require adult help. 

Free, 11am
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December
Saturday 19 to Thursday 24 December
Atrium Level 1

Afterschool programme

Join the Steam Team, Otago Museum’s new afterschool club.

Experience science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) as you never have before. Full steam ahead with demonstrations, explorations and inspiration!

Starts term one 2016.

Book before Christmas for Term 1 Early Bird rate: 10 sessions, $160.
Term 1 Regular rate: 10 sessions, $200
Every Thursday from 11 February to 24 March 2016
Bookings essential – book online at or call the Info Desk on 03 474 7474.
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