Otago Museum After Dark
Sick of the same old thing on a Friday night? Join us for another amazing After Dark where Otago Museum opens at night for drinks, dancing, desserts, and a DJ. Forget the winter outside, and join us for cold drinks in the warmth of our three-storey Tropical Forest.
There is loads on!
Tūhura’s Tropical Forest is definitely the hottest attraction in town!
The only three-tier live butterfly experience in Australasia, at around 28 degrees and 75% humidity, be sure to wear your favourite Hawaiian shirt as you’ll be super toasty (and in the draw for a best-dressed spot-prize!). Help release butterflies for their first flight, or check out the tarantulas, terrapins, and other rainforest dwellers.
Feeling a bit more active? Then bring out that big kid in you at Tūhura, New Zealand’s biggest science centre. There are amazing hands-on interactives to challenge your mates with. Team up for PacMan, have a dance with music from the Radio 1 DJ, or zoom down our giant DNA slide. The Tūhura team will also be there with some sizzling new science explorations and demos.
Exhausted yet? Why not kick back in Dunedin’s most cushy seating in our Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, as we’re on the hunt for a new set of stars tonight! Sing like nobody’s listening (but they kind of might be) with karaoke under the planetarium stars, give your vocal chords a work out under the Insta-worthy backdrops of its 360° dome screen.
Get creative with the gourmet toppings at the liquid nitrogen ice cream bar, or try out the designer desserts specially curated for After Dark @OM.
Cash bar, desserts and snacks available for purchase.
R18, ID and will be checked at the door.