Host an event with a difference at Otago Museum. Whether you’re seeking inspiration away from the office, celebrating a special occasion or making a bold new move, we can help you deliver a memorable experience.
Each of our venue spaces offers a different backdrop and ambience, from the lush beauty of the Tropical Forest to the star-studded Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Wow your guests with world-leading science interactives in Tūhura, stimulate conversation in one of our Gallery spaces, or make a lasting impression in our soaring, light-filled Atrium. We also offer a number of modern, purpose-built theatres.
We can accommodate theatre seating for groups ranging from 45 to 230 people, a private boardroom for ten, or as many as 800 guests for networking and entertainment.
With a range of flexible options available, including catering and equipment hire, our friendly, professional team will happily take care of all the little details to ensure your event runs seamlessly.
Otago Museum is situated in the heart of Dunedin’s vibrant tertiary sector, close to a range of accommodation, and only a few minutes' walk from the city centre.
Housing more than 1.5 million items, invite your guests to experience one of the best collections and most unusual venues in the country.
|Venue||Max capacity||Area (sqm)||Theatre||Banquet||Cocktail||Classroom||Trade||Boardroom||U-Shape|
|Lecture theatres and meeting rooms|
|H D Skinner Annex|
|Otago Community Trust Conservatory||50||49||40||30||50||15||N/A||24||24|
|Ted McCoy Room||15||18||15||N/A||15||N/A||N/A||10||N/A|
|Tuhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre|
|Beautiful Science Gallery - After hours only||150||175||100||80||170||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tropical Forest - After hours only||120||288||N/A||N/A||120||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Science Centre - After hours only||150||452||N/A||N/A||150||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Perpetual Guardian Planetarium - After hours only||51||N/A||51||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Atrium Foyer - After hours only||350||240||200||210||350||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Atrium Level 1||300||367||N/A||150||300||N/A||10||N/A||N/A|
|Atrium level 2 - After hours only||200||219||N/A||100||250||N/A||6||N/A||N/A|