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Otago Museum cements science communication leadership
Otago Museum’s Science Engagement Team has been given a boost with new support for two new outreach projects through the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation’s (MBIE) Unlocking Curious Minds (UCM) fund.
Otago Museum COVID Policy
Following a detailed risk analysis, and in order to ensure the wellbeing of our community, our visitors, and our staff, we require everyone entering Otago Museum to be fully vaccinated, effective 3 December 2021.
Time flies when you’re having fun
People say time flies when you retire, but Otago Museum’s Honorary Curator of Entomology, Associate Professor Steve Kerr is taking that literally.
Great Response to Southern STEM Nominations
Nominations for the upcoming exhibition 100 women, 100 words… infinite possibilities, recently closed, and Otago Museum received over 300 nominations for women and girls who have inspired those around them to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Spying for sharks, caring for kākā, and burying briefs
While Otago carefully begins to return to normal activity, eight newly funded community research project teams are also planning for their year ahead.
Otago Museum seeking nominations for the South’s women of STEM
Who are the South’s women of STEM? Otago Museum seeking nominations
Your Museum at Your Place
We're bringing the Museum to the public. Virtually at least.
*Monday 23 March* As of 3pm today, the Museum is closed until further notice. We will advise of any changes or new information as it comes to hand. Please look after your people and stay safe. Kia kaha. *Sunday 22 March* We are open, and have implemented a visitor register so we can easily contact our visitors if we need to. Details will be kept strictly private and destroyed after a month. There are forms at the cafe and at the main entrance. We have reduced our planetarium screening schedule so we have time to clean between shows and so there is room for...
Otago Museum appoints new Curator Māori and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori
Otago Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gerard O’Regan to the roles of Curator and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori.
Otago Wildlife Photography Competition open but change is coming
A little later than its usual summer season, Otago Museum’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition kicks off on Sunday 1 March this year.
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