University of Otago Geology Museum open to the public

Saturday 28 September, 2pm - 4pm

Quad 4 (Behind the Clocktower Building)

The Geology Museum contains large and scientifically important collections of rocks, minerals and fossils - the largest such collection in the South Island.

Recommended for children 11 years and older. No need to register.

W.D. Trotter Anatomy Museum Guided Tours

 Sun 29 September


Tour Times:

9.30am - 11.00am

11.30am - 1.00pm

1.30pm - 3.00pm     


The Anatomy Museum holds a large collection of anatomical specimens and models, many of which are unique in Oceania. Many of the models and specimens date back at least 100 years. Displayed alongside the more modern specimens of anatomy, a walk around the museum brings to life the wonders of the human body.

Bookings are essential (maximum 40 participants per tour). No food or drink permitted in the museum. No cameras or other visual recording devices are permitted in the museum.


Archaeological Programme Open Day

Sunday 29 September 1.00pm - 3.00pm                               

Ground Floor Lab, Richardson Building


Archaeology is the study of the material evidence of the human past. This evidence can include:

  • Monumental structures like the ceremonial statues and platforms of Easter Island
  • Smaller portable artefacts such as pots and stone tools
  • The buried foundations of structures and
  • The remains of animals and plants used by ancient peoples

This research can contribute significantly to our knowledge of human origins, and the variety of societies and environments in the past.

The University of Otago Archaeology labs provides specialist services for post-excavation analysis including zooarchaeological analysis, artifact analysis, and collections management. they are designed for the efficient throughput of archaeological remains from initial processing to detailed post-excavation analysis. 

Come and explore the art and science of archaeology and learn about researchers’ recent Dental School excavations and various other fieldwork projects.