Seals of Seaweek

Otago University Masters student Giverny Forbes will enlighten us about leopard seals in New Zealand, introduce us to some of the new locals of North Otago, and tell us how to get along with them.

Ōamaru Public Library
4 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Summer Reading for Kids

Open to children up to age 16. Pick up your card from District Libraries from December 16 2019; Return by January 24 2020

2 December 2019 - 11:30am to 25 January 2020 - 11:30am

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

Ostrich Feather fan with hummingbird, North Otago Museum 79/924

Work is underway at North Otago Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

Want to be a Shark Spy?

Join us at the Ōamaru Public Library for a talk by Aless Smith and Rob Lewis

Ōamaru Public Library
10 February 2020 - 6:00pm
Wonderlab Holiday Programme

Get ready for some Summer Holiday fun at wonderlab!

St Paul's Presbyterian church hall, 7 Coquet St.
20 January 2020 - 11:00am to 23 January 2020 - 3:00pm

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

Graphic concepts for the Our Land theme in the new museum displays

You might have noticed all the building work happening around the Museum. Most of this work is readying the main display space for our new displays.

North Otago Museum
1 August 2019 to 1 March 2020

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)


Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.

Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!

Toddler Time

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Ōamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.