School’s Out at Iziko!

  • Posted: Jun 30, 2017

So you’re feeling trapped indoors because it’s still too cold to set foot outside, and the kids are nagging that they’re “SO BORED!”? Let Iziko Museums of South Africa help you keep them entertained during the school holidays! And what’s more, DURING LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, children and accompanying adults PAY HALF-PRICE! With so many interesting museums to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that excites and amazes, at half the price! Here’s a peek at what’s on offer at our museums…

Iziko South African National Gallery

Get in tune with your creative side at Cape Town’s premier art gallery. Kids of all ages will be enthralled by the more than 100 string, rod, hand and shadow puppets featured in The Magic of Asian Theatre Puppets – Beauties, Heroes, Villains, Gods and Clowns. This fascinating exhibition explores highlights from the collection of the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum and the Dr Paul Lin Collection, Taipei. Experience a time before “selfies” with At Face Value, which shows off our extensive and diverse collection of portraiture throughout history and across cultures.

Iziko South African Museum

Enter the magical Whale Well, where you can stand inside the real-life jaws of one of the giants of the deep. Children will be amazed by the sheer magnitude of life-sized whale skeletons, and the sound of whale calls. Or take a selfie in the jaws of a Great White shark! The newly opened Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome offers visitors an immersive 3D experience unlike any other! See the website for a schedule of our exciting shows currently on offer.

Iziko Slave Lodge

This landmark building at the top of Adderley Street houses historical artefacts related to the history of slavery at the Cape and around the world. Take time to consider how the course of history has changed over the recent past at this introspective museum. Newly opened, Through Positive Eyes features over 100 photographs, sculptural works, and live storytelling, documenting the realities of individuals living with HIV across the globe. Other exhibitions include Singing Freedom: Music and the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa, and The isishweshwe story: material women?


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