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Giants of the Forest

Giants of the Forest

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  • Sat 10 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Sun 11 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Mon 12 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Tue 13 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Wed 14 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Thu 15 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Fri 16 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Sat 17 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Sun 18 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Mon 19 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Tue 20 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Wed 21 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Thu 22 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Fri 23 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Sat 24 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Sun 25 Jul, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
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Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Otago Museum

Tropical Forest Demonstration
Tūhura is home to more than butterflies! Get up close and personal with the newest residents of the Tropical Forest: giant African millipedes and goliath stick insects.

These fascinating creatures are unlike the insects we see in our backyards in Otago and will amaze children and adults alike.

Giant African millipedes can grow up to 33 cm and have 250 legs. The Science Communicators will bring them out, and you might even get to touch one! The goliath stick insects can grow up to 20 cm, ours are just babies, so you will get to see how big they get by the holidays!

Tūhura Tropical Forest is an immersive experience full of all kinds of flora and fauna. Our Science Communicators will tell you all sorts of interesting facts about all of the creatures living there, and we can't wait to show you our newest (and largest!) denizens!

2.30pm, Saturday 10 – Sunday 25 July
Tūhura Tropical Forest
Included with your Tūhura Science Centre admission.

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