Free Entrance on Heritage Day
Join us throughout as we celebrate South Africa’s diverse heritage in a series of exciting events and exhibitions on Heritage Day Saturday, 24 September 2022.
*Free entry excludes Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, as well as museums closed for repairs and renovations.
Download the full programme here
|Visual depiction of past environment C Hunter paintings commissioned by the researchers based on the palaeontological evidence. The aim is to give audiences a lasting image of past environment and improve their understanding through visual depiction.
|ON SITE EVENT @ ISAM
|9:00 – 15:00
|National Marine species display of the Marine Biology – poster exhibition
|The evolutionary process of facial bones in different animals. (Karoo Paleontological Collection). An excellent display highlighting how these bones have evolved in different animals, from a common ancestor.
|The Gathering space, ISAM
|South Africa’s treasures: Invertebrate Paleontological and Geological Collection displays of rocks, minerals, and shells.
|English & Indigenous languages. Visitors will be asked to write down, next to the English insect’s common name, the common insect names in their native tongue. This list would be documented for possible social media information sharing post the event.
|Reptiles and amphibians: An exciting display of reptiles and amphibians highlighting their differences e.g. in their physical attributes, their behaviour towards the water but also their similarities
|Come colour with us. Each toddler has an opportunity to colour in a printed copy of the South African flag.
|The Gathering space, ISAM
|We love bees! Showcasing ways to keep bees buzzing. In addition, visitors have an opportunity to try a small sample of raw honey and honeycomb.
|Modern Entomophagy: Edible insects have been consumed by humans for many years and yet are still considered taboo to many. We would like to provide visitors with an opportunity to try commercial edible insect species, in our effort to promote sustainable eating.
|10:00 – 14:00
|The Coat of Arms of South Africa is the main heraldic insignia of South Africa. The present coat of arms was introduced on Freedom Day 27 April 2000 and was designed by Mr Iaan Bekker. It replaced an earlier national arm, which had been in use since 1910.Participants will be taken through the Rock Art display to explore and discuss significance and symbolism behind our coat of arms.
|Discovery Room, ISAM
|Drumming Session – with Bevil Spence
|Rock Art Gallery, ISAM
|Archaeology Display Table: See and explore a selection of million-year-old stone tools.
|Stone Bones (4th Floor), ISAM
|Archaeology Mock Dig: Be an archaeologist and excavate cool stone tools, animal bones and seashells.
|14h00 – 15h00
|Ask an Archaeologist Questions: Would you like to be an archaeologist and know what it takes to become one. Well, this is your chance to meet real life archaeologists and ask them all sorts of questions.
|Rainbow Academy is a non-profit School of Performing Arts and Business that started in June 2010 at Mandela Rhodes Place, Cape Town. The aim of the school is to nurture talent, educate and address youth unemployment in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries. On this day they will be rendering a performative piece that reflect on our heritage.
|Whale Well, ISAM
|11:00 – 11:30
|Exhibition walkabout: Join Mining/Earth-artist, Jeannette Unite for a walkabout of PLOT: CRITICAL ZONES A trans-disciplinary installation interrogating human beings’ relationship with minerals that are at the heart of mining, industrialisation, manufacture, and consumption.
|PLOT Exhibition Hall, ISAM
|Drum Majorettes Performance by Eerste River South Drum Majorettes
|Whale Well, ISAM
|12:00 – 13:00
|Zakes Mda Public Dialogue: Join Prof Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni “Zakes” Mda, internationally renowned novelist, poet and playwright for a public dialogue entitled: ‘South Africa’s contribution to world culture’
|T.H. Barry Lecture Hall: ISAM
|ON SITE EVENT @ ISL
|11:00 – 12h00
|Jazz Music performance & Marimba: By jazz music icon, Mama Sylvia Ncediwe Mdunyelwa
|11:00 – 13:00
|Exhibition walkabout of Aluta Continua, Singing Freedom and Red in the Rainbow, led by Curator, Lynn Abrahams.
|IZIKO PLANETARIUM and DIGITAL DOME SHOW TIMES (Regular Fees Apply)
|The Accidental Astronauts
|Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome
|Phantom of the Universe