Last week was the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival. To celebrate there were lots of little events going on around Dunedin, and lots of local sites did special Cadbury activities. All week long I wanted to go participate in some of the free things, and I finally did on Friday.
I met Makereta and William at the Octagon (the center of town), and we walked down to the Otago Museum. I had not been to the museum, and boy was I impressed. First of all, it is a free museum. They have stuff about the history of Otago, lots of natural history and stuffed animals, and a bunch of cool other stuff. Right now they have a small Egyptian exhibit including a mummy. As part of Chocolate Week, they offered free chocolate to people who came into the museum and followed the "cryptic clues" to discover how the mummy died. As it turns out, this activity was really for kids, but it didn't say that on the pamphlet. All it said was FREE and "earn some chocolate." So we participated.
I really, really enjoyed the museum. It was quite cool! I eagerly look forward to taking Jenn there, if for no other reason than to show her the stuffed birds- the albatross, the kiwis, and lots of birds that are extinct- including the Moa. Which is a giant bird like an ostrich or emu. But bigger. And cooler. It's no wonder the Maoris ate them all up.
Of all the cool things I saw in the museum, I only took two pictures: