Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Discovery Squad

Paid admission

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July School Holiday Programme

For a holiday full of fun and excitement, sign your kids up for Discovery Squad at the Otago Museum. Offering awesome themed activities, Discovery Squad activates and stimulates young minds.

Ages 5–12, fully supervised, dress for mess!

Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from our Café.

Please note, children watch a G-rated movie during break times.

Bookings essential

Weekdays during the school holidays from Monday 10 July to Friday 21 July.

Whole day sessions: $52 per child, 8.30am–5.30pm

Half day sessions: $29 per child, 8.30am–1pm or 1pm–5.30pm

10% discount when booking all 10 full days




Week One

Monday 10 July – Under Cover of Darkness

Don’t be scared! We will be with you as we explore the darkness with some spooky science and amazing art. 

Tuesday 11 July – Into the Light

Brighten up your holidays with a day in the dazzling light. Learn about the science of light and colour with us! 

Wednesday 12 July – Chocoholics Anonymous

We all know how to eat chocolate, but where does it come from and why does it taste so good? Let’s find out! 

Thursday 13 July – Shape Up

Don’t be a square, come and hang around with us as we triangulate some ideas about geometry. Maths has never been more fun! 

Friday 14 July – Speaking in Tongues

Languages are everywhere! Speak, sign and feel your way to a new understanding of words and symbols. 

Week Two

Monday 17 July – Going Potty

We are going potty over pottery these school holidays. Come join the fun! 

Tuesday 18 July – A Parade of Puppets

Put your hand up for puppets! If you like art and drama, then you’ll love the day we have planned. 

Wednesday 19 July – All Sorts of Animals

Animals, animals, animals – we have a whole Museum-full! Come and learn about them with us. 

Thursday 20 July – Into the Undergrowth

There are creepy, crawly critters all around us. Learn about their life in the undergrowth as we explore the world of bugs and insects. 

Friday 21 July – Curator for a Day

You’re hired! Learn about the role of curators in the inspiring environment of Otago’s own world-class Museum.