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.

Discovery World Tropical Forest will be closed following the July school holidays for the development of our brand new science centre, opening in December!

Come in to say goodbye and enjoy our busy holiday schedule including First Flight butterfly releases, science shows and explorations.



First Flight Butterfly Release
11am and 1.30pm daily

Free face-painting 
11am–3.30pm daily

The Greatest Science Show in the History of the World, Ever!The Greatest Hits
11.30am, 1pm and 3pm daily

Explorations and Demos
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.



Buy tickets at the Otago Museum Shop

*Prices listed below have 50% off (farewell offer) and are only valid on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. Does not apply to combo passes. 

Child (2–18 years) $2.50

Adult $5

Concession (with ID) $4.50

Family (1 adult, 3 children) $10.50 

Family (2 adults, 2 children)  $12.50

Under 2s are free. 
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.


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 3 and over.

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