The most magical time of the day in Otago Museum is when our newly-emerged butterflies take their first flight in the Tropical Forest.
Twice a day we take the brand-new butterflies from the hatching space. Every visitor can hold a butterfly and release it into the Forest, where you can watch them flutter together toward the light.
You will learn about the amazing transformation butterflies go through before they take wing for the very first time and the science of metamorphosis. This is one of the most popular things to do in the Museum and a beautiful experience for children.
Included with Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre admission.