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Education & public programmes

The Education and Public Programmes Department of Iziko Museums of South Africa offers a range of learning experiences for everyone – whatever your age or level of interest.

Reach for the stars and explore the exciting world of astronomy at the Planetarium. Experience a range of Public Shows for all age groups as well as the Planetarium School Programme.

School programmes include lessons by our Art Collections, Social History and Natural History departments, as well as the Planetarium School Programme. Public programmes include lectures, workshops, commemorative programmes, winter school and more.

The Iziko Mobile Museum is an educational outreach project designed to take educational museum resources to rural and urban communities that are unable to visit the Iziko Museums.




Prize giving and opening of: Oceans of Life

Oct 6, 2015

BirdLife South Africa’s Oceans of Life photo exhibition highlights the beauty of the world beneath the waves, while forcing you to think about the impacts humans are having on the ocean.

The exhibition consists of the top 40 images from the 2015 Oceans of Life Photographic Competition, showcasing a variety of sea life, including seabirds, marine mammals, fish and benthic organisms. Conservation messages will also be spread out around the exhibition; raising awareness and forcing us to think about the threats facing marine ecosystems.

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Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and three collection-specific libraries in Cape Town. After benchmarking with museums of similar size, Iziko has revised its admission fee structure for the first time since 2010. The new admission fee adjustments will be implemented as of 1 April 2013.

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