Department of Human Sciences

The Department of Human Sciences has a dynamic team of inter-disciplinary curators who conduct research in archaeology, history, anthropology, rock art, museumology, object biographies and materiality...

Night at the Museum: Halloween Edition ... coming soon!

Watch this space for news about the much anticipated Night at the Museum: Halloween Edition which will be held on the 25 October 2019. Tickets will be on sale from September on Webtickets.

Department of Natural Science

The Department of Natural Science is one of two research departments within the museum, housing specimens dating back to 1879...

Exhibition Department

KwaZulu-Natal Museum’s Exhibition Department conceptualises, designs and oversees both the permanent and temporary exhibitions within the Museum...

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KZN Museum celebrated Africa Day at the Museum on the 31 May at a joyous and colourful celebration of diversity. The learners came dressed up in traditional clothes and sang and danced and filled the hall with an air of festivity. Primary schools were invited to participate in a programme at the Museum to celebrate Africa Day which is observed throughout Africa on the 25th of May annually. South Africa’s Theme for 2019 edition was “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”.  Primary schools were identified as target audience and were requested to create work that represent democracy to them. The creations were in the form of poetry, poster presentations, drama or any other art form which the school could choose. Learners were most creative in their presentations and really represented their schools very well!  

Members of the Natural Science Department attended the Natural Science Collections Facility Forum held at Goudini Spa from 28 – 31 May. The department was represented by Dr Igor Muratov, Dr Thembeka Nxele, Dr John Midgley, Mr Siyabonga Zamisa, Dr Kirstin Williams and Mr Matabaro Ziganira. The forum provided an opportunity for discussions about collections, access to data, transformation in collections and science communication. It was a very interactive forum with café conversation styled discussions which allowed people to network with staff from other institutions. The Natural Science Collections Facility is a network of South African institutions holding natural science collections, established as part of the Department of Science & Technology’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap and co-ordinated by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

Fun activities for the kids this winter holiday at the KZN Museum. Suitable for ages 6 - 13 years. Activities are R 25 per day, from 9am - 11am. 

18 June - Make your own Dinosaur fossil necklace and visit the dinosaur gallery to learn all about how dinosaurs became extinct.
19 June - Make a fun kaleidoscope from recycled materials and visit our new plastic pollution display to learn how you can become an ambassador for a greener planet.
20 June - Make your own clay pot while you learn about African pottery.
21 June - Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Fly? You will learn about the importance of flies and make your own green bottle fly using recycled material.

Call Nozipho on 033-3451404 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your booking. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

School Bookings 

A wide range of curriculum enrichment lectures are available for ALL grades. Education staff make use of specimens, exhibits and the talks are also enriched by the use of notes and worksheets. Talks/tours can be designed to suit the educator’s or school's needs and these include:

 List of talks/programmes offered to schools

Venue Hire

Did you know that the KZN Museum has two venues that can be hired for meetings/workshops/conferences and even birthday parties? We cater for large or small groups, for various types of gatherings at very affordable rates.

The John Pringle Hall accommodates up to 200 people seated in cinema style and the Ingede (lecture) Theatre seats around 60 people comfortably.

If you are looking for something quite unique please consider hiring our Mammal Hall for a larger and more formal gathering (T&Cs apply). email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 Venue Booking Form 2019

Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 8:15 to 16:30 
Saturdays - 9:00 to 16:00 
Sundays - 10:00 to 15:00

ENTRANCE CHARGES

Adults (over 17 years) : R10.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 2.50 

School Learners on tour : R 1.50 per child

Pensioners & toddlers : FREE