Cape Town

South African National Museum

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The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections ranges from fossils almost 700 million years old to insects and till the present day things on display include stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago and even traditional clothes from the past century. The famous Planetarium is also housed within the South African Museum building, it is a celestial theatre in round shape, utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors it transports the audience through the different wonders of the universe. Inside the domed shaped auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, regardless of the weather, the Planetarium sky is always clear, it is truly an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.

See also : A Visit To The City's History

Timings: The Planetarium is open daily, except on Worker’s Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays). There are shows from Monday to Friday at 14 h 00, at 20 h 00 on Tuesday evenings and at 12 h 00 (for children), 13 h 00 and 14 h 30 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets: Entry to this celestial world will cost adults R 40 and children, students and SA pensioners R 20

Contact: TheIziko Planetarium, housed in the South African Museum (+27 (0)21 481 3900

Address: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

How to Reach: It is a 4 minutes journey via Government Avenue. You can ride along bus 104 or 106 which will be your best and most convenient transit"

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