About Natural Science Museum

Situated in the city hall, the museum is one of the oldest and most popular museums in South Africa. It is the only one taken by the government and therefore is very well maintained. Various research and education programmes are organized with a particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation and ecology. The City Hall galleries features a large collection of small and large mammals, a huge collection of African birds, including a fossilized egg of an Elephant Bird, 750,000 identified species of insects on earth today, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. The museum is also renowned for the realistic Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) model and the 100-year-old near-complete Dodo skeleton which is the second-most complete specimen in the world after the one in Mauritius. 

Must See

  •  The life-size T rex model
  • An almost complete Dodo skeleton
  • An  Egyptian mummy, Peten Amen
  • The realistic dioramas

How to reach

The Museum is located in the city hall. You can easily get a taxi or a minibus that will take 10 R to reach the city hall.


  • The best day to visit is on Friday at around 12.30 P.M. so that you can attend the tour which will help you understand the museum well.
  • Do not touch anything, heavy penalties may be imposed on you.
  • Eating inside the museum is not allowed.
  • Photography is not allowed.

Visit Time

Sunday: 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Monday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Thursday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

School tours are available on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M., and for the public on Fridays at 12.30 P.M.

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Waiting Time

5 mins for the tickets


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

1 hour


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