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Earth Science Collection

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The Earth Science collection is evenly split between the rock and mineral collection and the palaeontology collection, with about 3000 specimens of each, as well as a few meteorites.

The rock and mineral collection includes the Hatch and Butler collections, important references for KwaZulu-Natal dating back to 1880. Many of these sites are no longer accessible, increasing the value of these specimens.

The Palaeontology collection is predominantly from KwaZulu-Natal, but also includes reference specimens from the rest of South African and a few global specimens. The majority of the specimens are plant fossils from the Mooi River area, along with associated insect specimens.

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