What's On @ Otago Museum | Week of 24 February 2020





Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition is opening this week! Over the past two decades, this competition has attracted some of Otago's finest amateur photographers, celebrating the beauty, wonder, and power of the natural world. We’re looking forward to seeing what Otago has in store for us this time.

Categories are:

Plant (14 and under / 15 and over)
Animal (14 and under / 15 and over)
Human Impact on the Environment (all ages)
Pets (14 and under)
Night Skies (all ages)
Video: Wildlife in Action (all ages)

Think you've got what it takes? Then it's time to get out there with your camera and start snapping!

Head to otagomuseum.nz/OWPC for full competition terms and conditions. 
Entries open from 12pm, Sunday 1 March until 9am, 30 June 2020.
Top image: Craig McKenzie
Bottom images: Giverny Forbes and Toby Dickson


ddbb8b6a-c780-49ea-a30e-3e23b72619a8.jpgThirst for Knowledge:
Animal Law

Listen to Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago, explain how our animal welfare system works, how animals are represented within the law, and the successes and shortcomings of the system.

5.30pm, Tuesday 25 February
Ombrellos Bar and Kitchen
Free admission

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The Physiology of Love
and Grief

Love, loss, and grief can be a bumpy ride, causing both physical and emotional pain.

But can you really die of a broken heart?

Three experts discuss the physiology of love and grief, love hormones, stress hormones, and emotions.

5.30pm, Thursday 27 February
Barclay Theatre
Free admission
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8764470b-89ec-4204-b1e6-a7d6d49dbe0e.jpegChildren's Day @ OM

Join the OM team for face painting, balloons, popcorn, and board games. Get your hands busy crafting at the Mini-Makerspace, and from 2.30pm, enjoy some ice cream-inspired science experiments.

Remember, there are galleries to explore too… Grab a gallery trail, your family, and friends, and have fun!

1pm – 4pm, Sunday 1 March
Atrium Level 1
Free admission

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Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships holds stories of lost connections, broken ties, friendships failed, and the objects that symbolise them.

MoBR gently holds what it means to be human, and the most important part of our experience of life: love for, and connection to, one another.

Open until 15 March 2020
Free admission
1877 Gallery | bit.ly/BrokenShipsNZ