Otago Museum, Dunedin

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One of New Zealand's premier cultural centers, Otago Museum boasts a vast and varied collection of science and humanities exhibits from home and abroad. Many visitors begin their tour with the Southern Land, Southern People collection, where they can learn about the natural history of Otago and view the country's largest fossil specimen. Galleries covering subjects such as Maori heritage, Pacific cultures, and the maritime history of the region help give you a better understanding of this corner of the world. For something from farther afield, head to the People of the World collection, where Islamic ceramics, Indian armor, and classical coins are all on display. Those with kids won't want to miss the museum's interactive science center, home to a tropical rainforest environment filled with colorful butterflies. To visit Otago Museum and get the most from your holiday in Dunedin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dunedin trip site .
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  • I've visited the museum multiple times and I always love it. There's a great cafe and the exhibits are fantastic. I love the science exhibits and the butterflies are always fabulous to look at. The ne...  more »
  • A great spot on a rainy day. The butterfly house was a winner & if you’re there in the morning you might be lucky enough to see the new butterflies being released. The natural history exhibits were ex...  more »
  • I for one love museums! The lady at the front desk was super helpful when we first arrived! All of the displays were lovely and well thought out however I found some of the rooms on the higher levels,...  more »
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