More than just a butterfly house, the Tūhura Tropical Forest is an immersive experience full of all kinds of flora and fauna (plants and animals). Join us daily while a communicator introduces you to some of our newest residents: giant invertebrates!
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ORC Outside Inside Forest
Come and visit our indoor forest experience! Each day there will be a changing selection of exciting hands-on science & nature activities for kids to explore.
Get your jammies on and head to Otago Museum for an evening of family-friendly, after-hours fun!
First Flight Butterfly Release
Join us for the release of beautiful tropical butterflies into the Tūhura Tropical Forest.
Hands-on science and centuries-old stories illuminate the cycles that connect the universe!
Quantum Shorts Film Festival Screening
Catch the top ten quantum-inspired short films from the 2021 Quantum Shorts Film Festival in the most immersive theatre in Dunedin!
Scifest Tūhura Treat
Join one of our Science Communicators for a surprise activity, which could be anything from any field of science!
Secrets, Ciphers and Codes
Explore interactive, hands-on demonstrations into how keeping secrets has evolved, from earth-based methods to space photons!
Spacetronauts: Mighty Moons
Explore the weirdest moons in our solar system on this interactive adventure to extreme worlds!
Mitre10 MEGA Backyard Builders: Insect Hotels
Want to provide a habitat for the awesome creepy crawlies that live in your garden? Come build an insect hotel with the Mitre 10 team!