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Explorer's Club School Holiday Programme

Explorer's Club School Holiday Programme

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  • Mon 4 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Tue 5 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Wed 6 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 7 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 8 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Mon 11 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Tue 12 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Wed 13 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 14 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 15 Oct, 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 1 x Day Session: $60.00
  • All Day Sessions: $540.00


Otago Museum

Led by trained educators, Otago Museum's Explorers Club is fun, interactive, and engaging; not to mention that there is plenty of time to play in Tuhura 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.

Each day is based around a theme, and there is an array of arts and science activities for each session. Your child will make amazing crafts, learn about new cultures, and discover how the world works.

Book one day, or all. Sessions fill up quickly, so book now. We would love to see you again!

Monday 4 October // World Animal Day Today is World Animal Day. Have some fun getting to know the rarest, biggest, scariest animals on this learning safari!

Tuesday 5 October // Be a Scientist Chemistry, biology, physics… whatever your interest we’ll create a hypothesis and see what happens. Join us for a beaker-full of science experimentation.

Wednesday 6 October // Express Yourself You are special and amazing, that’s why we like you! Share your uniqueness with the world on a day of drama, fun, and creativity.

Thursday 7 October // Moon Festival Why is there a rabbit on the moon? Why are moon cakes round? It may be spring in New Zealand, but today we will learn the answers to these questions all about these autumn, full moon traditions.

Friday 8 October // Groovy Greeks and Rotten Romans Get excited by the ancient world! Whether you’re right into Greece or think Romans were rotten, we have some classical adventures in store for you.

Monday 11 October // Cats! Why did the cat cross the road? To get to Otago Museum, of course! Let’s explore the mysterious world of our feline friends.

Tuesday 12 October // Full STE(A)M Ahead On international Ada Lovelace Day, we celebrate the many amazing women in STE(A)M. From mapping the stars and exploring space, to coffee filters and electric blankets, our world just wouldn’t be the same without them.

Wednesday 13 October // Movie Madness Join us as we delve into the magical world of movies and special effects. Using the Museum as our set, we will teach you the tools and tricks of the trade to create your own movie magic!

Thursday 14 October // Mythical Creatures We’re hunting mythical creatures in the Museum these holidays. From griffins to sphinxes to taniwha, they’re everywhere! Watch out, some of them bite!

Friday 15 October // Happy Halloween Don’t be scared of monsters – we’ll take care of you. Let’s get our scare on and prepare for the world’s spookiest holiday.

Whole day sessions only: $60 per child 10% discount when you book all ten days. Ages 5 – 12, fully supervised, dress for mess!

Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from our Café.

Please note, children watch a G-rated movie during break times. Bookings essential.

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