Astronomical adventures await you this summer!

  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017

Blast off into the summer sky as we take you closer to the stars than you’ve ever imagined! This summer, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is ready to welcome space cadets and astronauts of all ages to prepare for an astronomical space adventure!

This holiday, all our Planetarium friends are back! Tycho, the Planetarium’s favourite dog takes young astronauts on a space travel adventure as they take a close-up look at the Sun, play with zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and so much more!  Join Annie and Max for a whirlwind adventure as they explore a new angle on the world and find out more about the seasons in Tilt. Discover how the human body works in CELL! CELL! CELL! Watch Sooki and Raj use a series of fantastic instruments to peer inside complex living cells!

‘Seasoned’ space explorers in search of action can explore what it takes for astronauts to reach an asteroid, and how such an adventure could benefit humankind in Asteroid: Mission Extreme. Cosmic Collisions explores the explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, and created conditions essential for life on Earth. For the less adventurous, sit back, relax, and take a journey To Space and Back.  Everyday space exploration is impacting our lives and influencing the way we live. Be part of an incredible journey of discovery; and explore the far reaches of our known universe and our own planet.

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is open Tuesday – Sunday and Wednesday evenings during the summer holidays. Visit show times and entrance fees. 



Issued by: Kim Lindeboom, Communications Coordinator

Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 481 3874
Cellphone: 083 356 6043                               

On behalf of: Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa


About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and public benefit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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