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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. 

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New pricing structure for Otago Museum ticketed attractions

New pricing structure for Otago Museum ticketed attractions

In the interests of facilitating broader community access, Otago Museum is very pleased to announce a restructure of its admission prices for its ticketed attractions.

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July Skyguide


Your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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Our Climate: Pop Up

Come along this school holidays and get inspired!

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Te Mahutatanga o Takero

Mercury transits the sun every 250 years, and it is happening in 2019.

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Solar Eclipse Pitcairn Islands

Dr Ian Griffin, Otago Museum Director, and Kane Fleury, Assistant Curator, Natural Sciences, are setting sail for the Pitcairn Islands to observe and photograph a total solar eclipse. 

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New flightless stonefly species discovered

Otago has an important scientific discovery; a new distinct species of stonefly was found in the Maungatua Range. 

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If Trees Could Talk

The former entrance to Otago Museum, located on Great King Street, is shaded by several trees that have a long and interesting history. Collection Officer, Natural Science On Lee Lau reveals more.

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New Zealand’s Volcano Postage Stamps

New Zealand is known internationally for its spectacular and beautiful variety of mountain, lake and river scenery, from high snow-capped mountains and lakes in the South Island to the awesome volcanoes, geysers and hot springs of the North Island.

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Sky Guide: June

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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James Cameron - Challenging the Deep

In what is undoubtedly a significant coup for New Zealand, Otago Museum has secured exclusive New Zealand rights to host the blockbuster exhibition James Cameron – Challenging the Deep.

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