Otago Museum

Otago Museum

During Alert Level 3, we are closed to the public.

We anticipate reopening to the public at Alert Level 2 and hours will be as below.
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Cafe and Shop open daily at 9am.

Categories: Gifts, Other, Sports and Recreation, Tourism, Culture, Entertainment


Otago Museum has a collection of 1.5 million taoka spanning the humanities, natural sciences and taoka Māori. Our seven free galleries showcase the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the most comprehensive collection of articulated moa skeletons in Southern Land, Southern People or explore the treasures of early Māori in Tāngata Whenua.

Visit Tūhura, our stunning science centre, with 45 hands-on interactives, including a giant slide, and a three-tier tropical butterfly enclosure, or take in the beauty of the night sky on the 360 degree dome ceiling screen in our planetarium.

Our cafe serves great coffee (using Spout Alternatives milk), fresh food including children's and vegan options. Our shop has a really good range of gifts, homewares, jewellery and educational toys and games.

Additional Information

We are planning to reopen to the public when we go back to Alert Level 2. There will be contact tracing, sanitising, and cleaning measures in place so our visitors can be confident that we are doing all we can to ensure their health and saftey.