Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
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Observatories & PlanetariumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.
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BobN06
Avondale, PA631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Mainly a natural history museum with a planetarium. Good place to spend an afternoon (we were there on a windy rainy day) and contains some updated and modern exhibits about human evolution and the local wildlife. The more ancient part of the museum is a collection of stuffed specimens that are only remarkable for the size of the exhibits vs modern day examples and a sense of old history.
Written 16 May 2024
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Gary W
Cumming, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you love natural history, go here. Took a full 3 hours to see the exhibit. It is the most modern thing we have seen in Africa. Great exhibit.
Written 8 April 2024
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Happiness66422264497
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is an absolute gem in Cape Town. We went only for the show but the exhibition was fantastic.
I would have liked to be able to buy something to drink.
Written 4 January 2024
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Tebogo M
Pretoria, South Africa41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Went to the museum even thou we could we couldn’t go into the museum it didn’t look clean from outside. The reception area also not very attractive.
I think the place needs some TLC and serious cleaning for it to be attractive to visitors
Written 21 October 2023
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195bushbunny
Tottenham NSW Australia66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a great way to fill in an afternoon.
The exhibits are well presented, and the entrance staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
It would have been nice to have a cuppa, but unfortunately there is no kiosk service inside the building
Written 30 August 2023
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peter D
Ghent, Belgium392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nice visit to the museum .. modern , great to have a 1hr visit

All kinds of animals , rocks and dino findings in a lean walk , nice skeletons and background info

Very cheap to enter ,
Written 3 August 2023
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mhiortpetersen
Svaneke, Denmark42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
World class museum in the heart of downtown right in a beautiful park. It’s world class art and for anyone who is interested in art, this place is a gem. Not I le European art that is of a super quality there are many South African artists represented here of such a quality I was in awe!!
Written 21 February 2023
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vickynienaber
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
A full morning outing for a family with children. We got to the Company Gardens 15 minutes before the museum opened, so we fed some squirrels and looked at the statues. Then spend about an hour in the museum, before watching the planetarium show, TILT. Then still spend an hour in the museum again. We did not even see the entire exhibition!! Really a great morning for a very reasonable price.
Written 31 December 2022
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carol
Wirral, UK209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Really worth a visit plenty to see for adults and children alike, the planaterium is very good value and interesting to learn more about our solar system
Written 22 October 2022
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JohnP72
London, UK538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
I visited on a Saturday and despite this it was not busy. Some of the displays are a little bit dated but still very informative and interesting for all ages. There is a wide variety to view from the huge whale skeleton in the main hall to the dinosaur exhibits. In addition there is the planetarium show. For only 30R it was unbelievable value. Afterwards take a stroll through the lovely company’s gardens. The National gallery is right next door too so you can plan a half day around this. I’m surprised this isn’t ranked higher as it’s well worth a visit.
Written 4 March 2022
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