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James Cameron in Dunedin for two public talks

Marking the midway point of the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Otago Museum is extremely pleased to announce that James Cameron himself will be in Dunedin for two public talks on the weekend of 16 and 17 November.

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The next stage in a journey of thousands of years

After five months of careful storage, the conservation process has commenced for the six moa footprints extracted from the Kyeburn River in May.

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Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury in Mercury Bay

Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury in Mercury Bay

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Otago Museum Collections Access Hiatus

Otago Museum is closing public and research access to its collections stores for six months from 1 January until 30 June 2020.

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Science Show Offs

Check out the winners!

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More than just swan plants to keep butterflies fluttering by

Tūhura’s Tropical Forest at Otago Museum has a new mini-exhibition in place that discusses the native butterflies of Aotearoa New Zealand, and how we can aid in their recovery.


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Extreme Science on the Road

People living in hard to reach and remote communities are often excluded from experiences that urban New Zealanders take for granted; Extreme Science II is challenging this, by taking science, and scientists, to the far corners of Aotearoa.

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Your monthly guide to the heavens

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Fig 5 2 Copy

Sheep Stamps

World Post Day!

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Custodial Worker Day

William Goodlet

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