The museum is great. Park your car in Botanic Gardens car park (free for 2 hours) and walk through to the museum (take about 10 mins but a lovely walk). Donations for entry in to the museum. I would suggest at least $20 per visit/family as all donations go back in to the museum and you can always go back again. You can give your coats/bags to the staff at the desk and then walk straight on through. They always have at least one new exhibition on per term, at the moment it is to do with the body but what ever they do it is always informative. On entering the museum you see what it was like hundreds of years ago with the Moa etc. Scenes are set up and exhibits of the tools, clothes, etc. You can then go on to visit Fred & Myrtle’s Paua Shell House. Here they show a clip of a film and then you can go into the rooms they decorated with Paua shells. You can go down an old street showcasing the different shops, lots of different furniture in another area, Antarctic area is also great... and there is lots more.
Cafe upstairs which I've heard is reasonably priced and tastes nice. Kids have a few activities or toys to play with.
9.00am - 5.00pm (April - September)
9.00am - 5.30pm (October - March)
Open everyday except Christmas Day
Entry to Discovery is $2 per person - this is where the young children can get hands on. Great display of butterflies inside. You'll spent at least 30 mins in here and can spend a lot more...
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