Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Discovery World Tropical Forest

Discover science and experience a living, tropical habitat.

Join in experiments, demonstrations or a science show in Discovery World, or help release exotic butterflies in the Tropical Forest.



First Flight Butterfly Release
11am, weekdays
11am and 1.30pm, weekends and holidays

Terrapins' Tucker Time
2.30pm, weekends and holidays

Presenter-led Science Shows
Check here for the schedule

Explorations and demos
Available throughout the day


Purchase your ticket to Discovery World Tropical Forest at the Otago Museum Shop. All shows, programmes and events in Discovery World Tropical Forest are included in the cost of admission.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in Discovery World Tropical Forest.


All-day pass to Discovery World Tropical Forest

Adult: $10
Child (2–18 years): $5
Child under 2: free
Students/seniors/community card holders with ID: $9
Family pass (1 adult + 3 children): $21
Family pass (2 adults + 2 children): $25


Combo pass to Discovery World Tropical Forest and Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Add $2 per person to prices below for 3D show
Includes all-day pass to Discovery World Tropical Forest plus one show in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Planetarium shows are restricted to ages 4 and over.

Adult: $17
Child (4–18 years): $10
Family combo (2 adults, 2 children): $50
Family combo (1 adult, 3 children): $45
Concession (with ID): $16