A world of discovery awaits visitors to Iziko Museums of South Africa this holiday. Spend quality time with your kids when you bring them to one of their museums where they will be able to “see, discover and learn about the world we live in and beyond”.
From dinosaurs to dolphins and whales, the Iziko South African Museum is a treasure chest waiting to be explored for inquisitive youngsters. Visitors to this museum can expect to be transported back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the continent. ‘African Dinosaurs’ is a unique exhibition that features dinosaur fossils found in Africa. Skull casts of mega carnivores and realistic reconstructions of landscapes and dinosaurs bring this pre-historic period back to life.
Go along and see our ocean creatures on dry land. Be dwarfed by the casts of whales and dolphins on display, and a 20.5 metre blue whale skeleton in the Whale Well. This alone should satisfy the keenest explorer, but there’s more…
From earth to space, we go. The recently revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, housed in the Iziko South African Museum, will transport visitors on an immersive 3D journey into space. There are daily shows to choose from that provide “edu-tainment” for the whole family. Make use of the 3 for 1 deal – a ticket to the Planetarium will also grant access to the Iziko South African Museum and the Iziko South African National Gallery.
Many of the Iziko museums are within walking distance of each other. Meander through the Company’s Garden to the South African National Gallery, which is a stimulating experience any time of year. Come and see the latest exhibitions, from Cape Town born artist Lionel Davis’s exhibition ‘Gathering Strands’, to ‘The Magic of Asian Theatre Puppets’, that is only in Cape Town until the end of July.
The Iziko Slave Lodge, Koopmans-de Wet House and Bo-Kaap Museum are a stone’s throw away, and their doors are open and ready to give visitors a warm welcome.
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