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July @ Otago Museum

July is going to be a sense-ational month at the Otago Museum, with a calendar full of programmes and events to keep you and your family busy these school holidays.

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We have our final Matariki celebrations, including Matariki, He Kōrero Whetū, an interactive kōrero by Māori astronomer and researcher Associate Professor Dr Rangi Mātāmua, as well as a special return screening of our Perpetual Guardian Planetarium show Mārama ā-whetū: Light of the Stars this Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm. 

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids throughout the weekdays in the school holidays – look no further than our Discovery Squad School Holiday Programme. From unwrapping the mysteries of mummies to celebrating World Shark Awareness Day with some marine madness and mayhem, our programme is full of themed activities that activate and stimulate young minds. Bookings are essential – find out more here!

Make sure you take part in the ‘sweet’ range of Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival events we have on at the Museum and enjoy hands-on, eyes-on & ears-on science in our New Zealand International Science Festival science shows, explorations and family fun activities.

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On top of our usual favourites– Live @ OM, Korowai Weaving Classes and a brand new Sense-ational Edition of The Greatest Science Show in the History of the World, Ever!, you can also see the winners of the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition in our recently opened exhibition and learn The Science of Pluto in an expert talk by Dr Michael Person, the Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecturer for 2016. He will also focus on his own experiences aboard the SOFIA aircraft and with the New Horizons flyby.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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