Iziko Museums – time travel, space exploration and creative wonder

  • Posted: Jul 15, 2017

A world of discovery awaits you at Iziko Museums of South Africa this holiday! Spend quality time with your kids when you bring them to one of our 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! 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! Come 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 can satisfy the keenest explorer, but there’s more…

From earth to space! 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 our 3 for 1 deal, a ticket to the Planetarium will give you 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 – there is something for everyone!    

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!


Issued by
Kim Lindeboom                              
Communications Coordinator
Email: klindeboom@iziko.org.za
TEL: 021 481 3874              CELL: 083 356 6043

On behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of South Africa


About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, 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 non-profit 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). Visit our webpage at www.iziko.org.za, join our online community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IzikoMuseums) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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