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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. 

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!

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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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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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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Ara-moa – an update and some FAQs

Many questions have arisen around the Ara-moa project so here we attempt to provide some answers.

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Ara-moa – A Hidden Pathway of Lost Taoka

Occasionally, a discovery of something truly monumental finds its way to just the right person, even when communicated through unconventional channels...

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Otago Museum Images to be Freely Available in Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday 4 May, Otago Museum is releasing more than 700 images of collection items and galleries in Wikipedia for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Zealandia, the Eighth Continent

This weekend, Otago Museum will open its most recent locally produced planetarium show, Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent.

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Several Hundred Specimens of Parasitic Worms Donated to the Otago Museum

Several hundred specimens from over 60 known species of parasites have been donated to the Otago Museum by the University of Otago’s Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology group.

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20th Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition Opening Saturday

Otago Museum is looking forward to marking the 20th anniversary of the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition with a new medium and a new venue for the exhibition.

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

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