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Backstage at the Aviary


Dunedin Botanic Garden

12 Opoho Rd, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand


Thu12 July
Fri13 July


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sold Out



Meet the birds living in the aviary and see what they get up to. Learn about the needs and conservation issues for birds from New Zealand and around the world. Find out how good bird-keeping helps birds.

Things to do and discover during the science festival at the Dunedin Botanic Garden Aviary include:

- fun with self-directed children’s activity sheets

- visits to activity stations

- investigate the amazing structure of feathers and how they work

- learn how birds feed and the differences in beak design

- find out about the conservation of NZ native birds species held at the aviaries

- discover how you can use a simple bird feeder design to help seed eaters get through the long winter months

 - a korero for those interested in some history of the birds that live at the aviary.

Gather at the lower end of the upper garden carpark away from all the vehicles beside the green 2-story Administration building. This is where you can collect your self-directed activities sheet and start your adventure.

This event has limited capacity so make sure you book in quickly. If it is raining this event will be cancelled

Children under 10 years old to be accompanied by an adult.  Please wear warm clothes and good footwear

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