Current shows

Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

Until 21 June

25 July – 27 September
Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00
10 August – 12:00

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

The Sky Tonight

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

Saturday - 13:00
Sunday - 13:00 

The Endless Horizon

Exploration through the ages

In this presentation, we concentrate on the great ages of exploration and focus on explorers who typify each era, from the seafarers of old to the modern day space explorers. We join Columbus, Dias, Da Gama and Cook on their sea voyages. We discuss, amongst others, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, the flight of the Wright brothers and space exploration. This is a fascinating story of man's reach beyond his known world.

Until 23 September
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 3, 10 August, 7 September)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
10 August – 14:30

Suitable for teenagers & adults    



An astronomy course of 4 sessions

This is a basic astronomy course for all, covering topics such as identifying constellations, the movement of the Sun, the Earth’s wobble, black holes and much more.

Course: 7, 14, 21 & 28 October      
Time: 19:30 (until approx. 21:30)
Price: R300 (includes lecture notes, tea and certificate of attendance)   
Tickets are available at the Iziko S A Museum’s main entrance from 1 August (open daily 10:00-17:00).

Please note that the Planetarium is closed for maintenance on the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays)