Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Discovery Squad

Paid admission

April school holiday programme

For a holiday full of fun and excitement, sign your kids up for Discovery Squad at the Otago Museum. Offering awesome themed activities, Discovery Squad activates and stimulates young minds.

Weekdays during the school holidays from Tuesday 18 to Friday 28 April*

*Not available on Monday 17 April and Tuesday 25 April due to public holiday

Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess!

Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from our Café.

Whole day sessions: $52 per child, 8.30am–5.30pm

Half day sessions: $29 per child, 8.30am–1pm or 1pm–5.30pm 

Bookings essential. 10% discount when booking all 8 full days

Week One

Extreme Environments – Tuesday 18 April

Get extreme with us these holidays. Find out how animals and people adapt to extreme environments, from the top of Mount Everest to the deepest ocean trenches. 

Sense and Sensitivity – Wednesday 19 April

Look with your eyes, hear with your ears and learn with your brain! Explore the five senses through science and technology. 

Survival Superpowers – Thursday 20 April

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a superpower! Get up-close and personal with some of the extraordinary plants and animals we share our world with. 

Climate Cycles – Friday 21 April

The ice caps are melting! Hasn’t this happened before? Explore climate change across the ages and today. 

Week Two

Dress to Impress – Monday 24 April

Dress up for a day at the Museum. Take a journey through the galleries to learn how people and cultures express themselves through clothing and adornment. 

Inspiration Station – Wednesday 26 April

Get in the flow with inspiration from our special exhibition, Current. Let your ideas take flight by creating your own inspirational arts and crafts. 

On Your Upcycle – Thursday 27 April

Turn your trash to treasure with us! Our world is drowning in rubbish so let’s help out with some crafty crafts. 

Grand Designs – Friday 28 April

Let’s get inventing! Use your design style and ideas to create inventions and designs for the modern world.