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...

Gallery Tours and Talks

Ghilraen Laue, a curator from our Human Sciences department on a tour with a group of learners on San Hunter Gatherers. For a full list of lectures, tours and presentations, as it aligns to CAPS, please email info@nmsa.org.za and we will gladly send you the information to make your next booking. You can also call the Museum on 033-3451404 to make your school booking.

Department of Natural Science

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

Department of Natural Science

"Year of the Fly" is also an opportunity for fly specialists to showcase their research work and new discoveries in the field and make these more widely known.

The year 2019 was formally designated as international "Year of the Fly" at the 9th International Congress of Dipterology in Windhoek, Namibia in November 2018. 2019 is intended as a celebration of flies and their role in nature and human society. During the year the intention is to educate the general public about the diversity, significance and beauty of flies and how they affect our lives.

Education Department

The Department focuses on school curriculum enrichment and museum related environmental education, community outreach projects and community development...

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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Celebrating Women in Science

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The KZN Museum celebrated Women’s Day on Wednesday 08 August. The event celebrated Women in Science. The two guest speaker were Dr Kirstin Williams, Chief Curator of Arthropoda at the KZN Museum and Miss Nomandla Ngcoya, founder of Dlamini Chemicals. Dr Williams addressed the learners about her work at the Museum as an Entomologist and gave a very enlightening presentation on Forensic Entomology. Ms Ngcoya addressed the learners about her journey about career choices since she was in high school and how she came to study chemistry. The Cedara Soil Science Department, UKZN Science Department and Olwazini Discovery Centre were also present at the event and showcased the different work/programmes that they run in their institutions.

National Science Week Meeting The Public

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NSW2018# Taking the Museum to the public. The Liberty Midlands Mall provided the Museum with a space for the duration of National Science Week to bring NSW to the public. The exhibition was very well received by the public who showed an interest in the Museum and in science.

National Science Week Day 4

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Day 4 was all about "Education in Action, empowering our science educators to empower and inspire the learners!". Subject advisors from the Department of Education spent the morning with a group of life science educators. They did dissections of organs as well as did a bit of microsope work, annotate drawings, learnt how to calculate magnification and other really cool scientific experiments. The information sharing was for the benefit of learners in grades 10 and 11. #kznmuseumSAASTA

National Science Week Day 3

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National Science Week Day 3 at the KZN Museum was all about making science fun. Learners spent the morning with Fun Science Secret Lab - Pty Ltd and had such a blast with all the super cool fun science experiments. Thanks to Katya for making science so much of fun for the learners. The learners were shown how to make a volcano and geyser using the simplest of ingredients. Have you ever heard of a balloon kekab? Well, it can be done, you just can't eat it! It was truly an interactive session where the learners got to do the experiments and just have fun.

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