Explore the essence of Otago in one of the world’s best museums! Take a journey through the rich history of this amazing region, then venture to another natural paradise – the Tropical Forest. You’ll meet live butterflies and other tropical creatures in Dunedin’s hottest attraction. Don’t leave without flying by for a visit!
No matter the weather, Otago Museum is always the hottest place in town! Experience a lush, living Tropical Forest, where you’ll meet live butterflies and other tropical creatures in their natural paradise. A gardener’s dream and an elixir for the soul, it is all part of the experience of one of the world's best museums!
Located within walking distance of the city centre, Otago Museum offers an opportunity to explore the rich history of southern New Zealand, through our outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science. At Dunedin’s most visited attraction, you’ll experience warm southern hospitality as you venture through galleries covering stories from Otago and around the world.
Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you within the Otago Museum experience.
Be sure to make some time for our great Café and Shop!
Entry to the Otago Museum is by donation. Admission charges apply for Discovery World Tropical Forest. Open 7 days, 10am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day.