What's On @ Otago Museum – Week of 11 January


Ngā mihi o te tau hou, nā Otago Museum

Welcome to 2021! As we dive into the New Year with bright optimism, we would like to acknowledge the hardships that Aotearoa has overcome as one big whānau to get here. It hasn't been an easy year for most of us, nationwide lockdown, business instability, fear and anxiety about what is to come, but here at Otago Museum we have been truly thankful to see the support radiating from our local community. Our special exhibition Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival was a smash hit with a record-breaking number of tickets sold during its opening weekend! 

From the whole Otago Museum family to yours, we would like to extend our greatest thanks to all of you. We hope to see you again this year.

Tēnā koutou,
Otago Museum Staff

From punk rock engineers to stay-at-home mothers, from senior university academics to little girls with big dreams, scientists are everywhere and science is all around us. 100 women, 100 words... infinite possibilities responds to the question of "what does a scientist look like?" and the answer is... anything!

5 December 2020 – 28 February 2021 // Beautiful Science gallery // Free


Explorers' Club January 2021
Weekdays from Monday 18 January

Explorers' Club is back! After a break this year, the best kids holiday programme in town is back again.

Sessions are filling up quickly, so book now. We would love to see you again!

8.30am – 5.30pm weekdays,
18 to 29 January 2021
Whole day sessions: $60 per child
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
7pm, Friday 22 January

Just in time for the end of the holidays, this month's Sci-fi Friday is the family-friendly classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial!

Sci-fi Fridays take place once a month in Otago Museum's Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Tickets from $10
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Blast from the Past
Free Science Show

What are the differences between the way climate changed when the dinosaurs went extinct and climate change today?

Enjoy dynamic science experiments and learn about our planet's climate history.

Daily @ 2pm
Atrium Level 1
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
4.30pm, Sunday 24 January

When Sid the sloth's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends Manfred, Diego and Ellie must make a daring journey to rescue him. Who knows what they will encounter next?!

Tickets from $10
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium


Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival

Come along before we close to find out why some dinosaurs went extinct, yet others survived and evolved, and answer the biggest question of all: did the T. rex really have feathers?!

Otago Museum is the only South Island venue for Australia’s Gondwana Studios spectacular travelling exhibition.

See huge robotic dinosaurs that move and roar bringing Jurassic giants to life! Skeletons, skulls, gigantic artwork, and touchable fossil casts will transport you to another world.

Closing 8 February | More information at otagomuseum.nz/dino


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