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For the October school holidays

Sunshine Simon and the dark day


One day Mister Sun didn’t come up. So Sunshine Simon, a brave little sheep, and his friend Robert were sent on a quest to fetch Mister Sun. Did they succeed? Join them on their adventure and find out.

4 October – 12 October
Monday to Friday – 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30

Especially for children aged 5 and older

Davy Dragon and the Star City


Davy Dragon has just won the prize for the dragon who made the best progress in flying. As a reward, his mother decides to make Davy his favourite pudding, but as the recipe requires milk, she sends him to buy some. While on his way, Davy discovers what his address really is. Why don’t you join him and see what he found out?

11 December – 20 January
Monday to Friday – 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00 (excluding 25 December)
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30
PLUS 24, 25, 31 January & 1 February

Especially for children aged 5 and older



An astronomy course of 4 sessions

  • SESSION 1:   Introduction to the celestial sphere. A start at identifying constellations: Constellation co-ordinates.
  • SESSION 2:   The turning of the celestial sphere. Variations with latitude. More constellations.
  • SESSION 3:   The annual motion of the Sun. Constellations of the Zodiac. Rising and setting of the Sun. Earth's wobble.
  • SESSION 4:   The movement of the moon and planets. The visible sky. The dark side of the universe. Black holes.

Course: 1, 8, 15 & 22 October                                                                                
Time: 19:30 (until approx. 21:30)
Price: R300 (includes lecture notes, tea and certificate of attendance)                                         
Tickets are available from 1 August at the Iziko S A Museum’s Main Entrance (open daily 10:00-17:00).
Please note - numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment, don’t delay.

Astronomy of the Great Pyramid


The pyramids of ancient Egypt were literally “stargates” - from where the spirits of dead pharaohs were believed to ascend to the stars. The largest of all pyramids - the Great Pyramid of Khufu - contains an elaborate system of shafts. At the time the pyramid was built, these were directed towards the most important stars in the sky. The planetarium, since it can be set back to ancient times, is the ideal device for demonstrating these alignments - and for exploring various speculations.

6 October – 10 October
Monday to Friday – 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults