Tūhura Otago Museum Blog
The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy.
If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!
The People of the World Gallery has been home to an exhibition highlighting a unique and intricate textile collection, learn more about it before it ends this October.
Tūhura Otago Museum has many ship models on display. Most are in our Maritime Gallery, but there’s also the historic blue wall of Oceanic model vaka, a model of the Dunedin in Southern Land, Southern People gallery...
Supermarkets may be short of eggs, but with more than 1000, Tūhura Otago Museum certainly isn’t, reports Allison Miller.
Mycetophilidae is a big word for a family of little flies that are no bigger than 1cm. What they might lack in physical size they make up for in diversity of species with around 3500 unique species found globally...
Want to learn more about Matariki? Find out all about Aoteroa's newest holiday here.
*Inaugural Niue Science Festival* *12 June 2023* Tūhura Otago Museum is preparing to deliver Niue’s first ever Science Festival over 13 – 17 June 2023. Four staff from the Museum’s Science Outreach team, together with two members of the University of Otago’s Physics Department, will be aiming to engage every student in Niue and much of the wider public over the five-day celebration of science. One of the highlights of the festival is likely to be the Museum’s StarLab, a mobile planetarium that can take audiences from under the ice in Antarctica to a virtual flight through space. There will also be a...
Inside a cardboard box, protected by an inflatable plastic cushion, is a smooth, white kiwi egg with a tiny hole at each end...
On Tuesday 28 March, Tūhura Otago Museum hosted an update on the new Dunedin Hospital. Featuring five speakers from Te Whatu Ora, this was Dunedin’s chance to find out what is happening, to be informed, and to have their say.
Watch here and see for yourself.
Tūhura Otago Museum announced a price increase at the Science Centre and planetarium, effective from 3 April...
One of the windows attracting lots of visitor interest in ‘Keep it Glassy’ – Tūhura Otago Museum’s current stairwell case exhibition – displays three flaked glass spear points from north Western Australia...
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