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Adventure awaits you this school holiday at Iziko Museums of South Africa!


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We’re nearing the end of the first school term of 2019 already, and if you’re looking for some adventure in the upcoming holidays, look no further! Iziko Museums of South Africa invites you to step indoors and explore our school holiday programme – adventure awaits!

Explorers of all ages are invited to see and experience the wonders of South Africa and Africa’s natural history at the Iziko South African Museum. Be amazed by our ‘discovery room’ which is open to explore from 09h00 until 15h30 on most days, with Adventure Club in the afternoons! Go on a preHistoric journey with our African Dinosaurs and meet the gigantic great-great-great grandfather of all ‘crocs’ – the Sarchosuchus! Make a splash at the Iziko South African Museum with H20 Today, where visitors are invited to explore the beauty and essential nature of water – our planet’s lifeblood.  

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is offering visitors an experience unlike any other in South Africa, let alone the continent, this holiday! Take a virtual ride in our immersive, digital, full dome theatre. With shows such as Perfect Little PlanetDream to Fly and Asteroid Mission Extreme, we’ll keep you coming back for more! Screenings daily from Tuesdays to Sundays, and on Wednesday evenings.

Get in touch with your inner artist at the Iziko South African National Gallery. With two new exhibitions recently opened, we’re certain that there’s something unique for all art enthusiasts to enjoy! Tributetakes a look at the school curriculum for art, and celebrates those artists included both in the syllabus and in the Iziko South African National Gallery’s permanent collection. Artworks included in Filling in the Gapsdisplay recent acquisitions in painting, sculpture, photography and installation, reaffirming Iziko’s commitment to collecting and exhibiting the art of the past and the present. Not the Usual Suspects comes as a tribute to the renowned Market Photo Workshop, showcasing the work of over 100 artists and asking us to consider notions of access and visibility. It’s a dialogue between archives and public histories, us and you!

The Iziko South African National Gallery will also be hosting an art-filled creative activity this school holiday. Spend the morning at the gallery, and be inspired by our exciting exhibitions! Hunt for clues within the space, and complete your very own masterpiece! This programme is aimed at ages 8 – 14, and will take place on Tuesday, 26 March from 09h30 until 11h30. RSVP to secure your spot!

Reflect on the origins of our roots at the Iziko Slave Lodge, and uncover our history – from life in ancient Egypt with KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt, to the extraordinary story of The Wreck of the Slave Ship, São José, 1794. Learn about the experience of colonial subjects through a specific focus on the lives of three slave women in Under Cover of Darkness. Delve into stories at the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, where the narratives of Cape Town’s slaves, after their emancipation, are told.

For a journey of discovery this school holiday, be sure not to miss out on the adventure at Iziko Museums of South Africa!



Issued by: Ellen Agnew
Communications Coordinator: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: 021 481 3830 Email:
Issued on behalf of the 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, Groot Constantia and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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