Current shows

Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

Until 21 June

25 July – 27 September
Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00
16 June – 12:00
10 August – 12:00

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

For the June/July school holidays

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?

27 June – 19 July
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

Workshops for children during the school holidays

Make your own Davy Dragon Star City board game!

Dates: 1 July, 8 July, 15 July
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
(we start by watching the planetarium show "Davy Dragon and the Star City”)
Age: 6 - 8 years
Cost: R40 per workshop (no charge for chaperones)

Tickets available at the Iziko S A Museum’s Main Entrance from 1 June (open daily 10:00-17:00).

Please note - numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment don’t delay.

For teenagers & adults

The Sky Tonight

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

Saturday - 13:00
Sunday - 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults

Oceans in Space

The search for life in the universe begins deep in Earth's oceans - and extends out to the stars. Inspired in part by the goals of NASA's Origins Program.

Until 21 June
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 1, 16 June)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
16 June – 14:30
29 June – 17 July
Monday to Friday – 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults    

The Endless Horizon

Exploration through the ages

In this presentation, we concentrate on the great ages of exploration and focus on explorers who typify each era, from the seafarers of old to the modern day space explorers. We join Columbus, Dias, Da Gama and Cook on their sea voyages. We discuss, amongst others, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, the flight of the Wright brothers and space exploration. This is a fascinating story of man's reach beyond his known world.

27 June – 23 September
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 3, 10 August, 7 September)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
10 August – 14:30

Suitable for teenagers & adults    

Please note that the Planetarium is closed for maintenance on the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays), plus 22-26 June.