HeartOtago Dissection Lab - Kids' Edition
Tweens | Teens
Please Note: This is an archived page for an event held in 2023

Kids will dissect a lamb’s heart with guidance from the HeartOtago crew.

The ever-popular Heart Dissection Labs are back for 2023! Kids will dissect a lamb’s heart, and learn the basic physiological functions of the heart, guided by the expert HeartOtago crew who will lead the way!

These labs will be held at the Lindo Ferguson Building, 270 Great King Street Dunedin, home to the University of Otago's Department of Physiology. Tickets are FREE, but children must have a ticket to participate in the workshop. No ticket = no heart to dissect and 1 dissection kit per ticket applies. All children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult who stays for the duration of the workshop. If you are attending as a supervising adult, you do not need a ticket to come into the workshop.


This workshop involves the use of animal hearts which have been acquired through the normal human food chain. All attendees will be instructed how to safely use scalpels for dissecting.

This workshop has limited spots available so be sure to snap up your tickets fast!


Wed, July 5, 10am–11.30am (Sold out!)

Wed, July 5, 2pm–3.30pm (Sold out!)

Thurs, July 6, 10am–11.30am (Sold out!)

Thurs, July 6, 2pm-3:30pm


Ground Floor Right Wing Teaching Labs, Lindo Ferguson Building, Department of Physiology 270 Great King Street Dunedin, Dunedin 9016.

Contact: [email protected] for questions or workshop enquiries.