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National Science week has kicked off at the KZN Museum with a jam-packed week of activities both in the Museum and at various other locations. The Museum has set up exhibitions at the Liberty Midlands Mall, Eastwood Library and Bessie Head Library, all with content around climate change and plastic pollution all with a view to understanding the harsh realities of climate change. The Museum has so far seen lots of schools visiting this week for lessons Climate Change Apocalypse and Lego in Science. Still to come are science shows, the Archaeology of Garbage, and Traditional Leaders in the Environment. The Museum is also giving away 'Portulacaria afra' otherwise known as spekboom, a proudly South African plant that improves the quality of air we breathe & helps fight climate change - it’s edible, water-wise, easy to grow & suitable for all seasons, during the course of National Science Week. 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SOLD OUT!
Tickets to the Winter Edition of the Night at the Museum are sold ou! thank you to everyone for the amazing support in sharing our posts and supporting all our events. We look forward to a fun evening on Friday!

KZN Museum celebrated youth day on the 13th of June. Youth day is commemorated annually by the museum to highlight the events that happened on the 16th of June 1976. Nine high schools from Pietermaritzburg and surrounding were invited to be part of this programme. The aim was to give the students a platform to discuss challenges and success in school education 25 years after democracy. The 1976 Soweto uprising was used as a reference for the discussion. Students looked at some of the challenges that the youth of 1976 faced and the challenges that the youth of today is facing in schools and in the communities. The event ended off with a wonderful interaction with the youth which was most inspirational!  

The Museum will be closing at 3pm today, 21 June, for fumigation of some of the collection rooms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will be open for the weekend again as per our normal operational hours. 

Father's day is the Sunday, bring dad and the whole family to the Museum for a visit. We are open all weekend including Monday from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. Entrance fees are R 15 for adults and R 5 for children. Pensioners and toddlers are free. It's a great way to spend the day and there is always something new to see!

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