School Holiday Programme
Explorers' Club is back! After a break this year, the best holiday programme in Dunedin is back again. Led by trained educators, Otago Museum is fun, interactive, and engaging; not to mention that there is plenty of time to play in Tūhura Science Centre where children can take a bike-ride with a skeleton, zoom down the three-story slide and explore the Tropical Forest among hundreds of butterflies.
Book one day, or all. Sessions fill up quickly, so book now. We would love to see you again!
New Year, New You
Happy New Year! Celebrate new beginnings in a global adventure exploring customs and traditions for the New Year.
It’s in the Can
Can we build it? Yes, we can! Join us for International Tin Can Day as we celebrate the massive contribution that these tiny tins have made to human survival.
Hot and Cold
Is the weather getting you down? Experience the extremes of hot and cold in this magical mish-mash of science and art.
Have you ever wondered how an albatross finds its way? Or how a bee manages to find all those flowers? Come along and learn more about it from Dr Tony, who looks after the animals of OM.
The dinosaurs are coming – but don’t worry, they’re our friends. Let’s walk in the footsteps of these giant creatures and learn about the distant past.
In a land of birds, the bat is our only native mammal. Learn more about the three species of New Zealand bat from our bat-tastic bat expert.
Stone the crows, cobber! Throw another shrimp on the barbie with us as we celebrate the national day of our neighbours across the ditch.
Dig down deep into ancient history to learn about the species that lived in the distant past. Learn more about how fossils are formed, as we wander with dinosaurs and extinct native species.
Let your creativity flow as we delve into the world of design. Let your knowledge of art and engineering guide you, as we learn more about design and technology.
What makes you happy? What makes you smile? Let’s get happy together as we feed our souls and learn about the endorphins that light up our lives.
Please note, due to staffing availability this holidays we only have whole day sessions available.
10% discount when you book all ten days
Recommended ages 5 - 12, fully supervised, dress for mess! Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from the Museum Café. Please note, children watch a G-rated movie during break times. Bookings essential