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Spend the Night at the City Museum for a Fun Learning Experience

The Municipality’s Natural Science Museum will host “A night at the Museum”, a special educational sleepover programme where the young children will have the opportunity to learn more about science and biodiversity in a fun and interactive way.

Participants will be expected to spend the night at the Natural Science Museum. Throughout the evening, there will be fun activities where participants will explore the different galleries within the museum. 

The galleries include the W.A Campbell Gallery of Mammals where visitors will see our famous wild buffalo, KwaNunu Gallery where little insects and creepy crawlies are found and Earth Gallery where you will be taken back to the stone ages with fossils and the life size model of the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur on display. Bird lovers can learn more about the different types of bird species at the P.A Clansey Gallery. They will also get to hear and identify the different sounds that wild animals make and get to challenge ancient myths.

The sleepover is fun way to introduce young children to museums, while also teaching them about science and biodiversity.

Space is limited and is only open to children between the ages of 7 to 12 years. The entry fee is R100 per person and R80 for friends of the museum, inclusive of a light supper and breakfast.


DATE: Friday, 19 February 2016

VENUE: Durban Natural Science Museum

TIME: 17h45 until 08h30 the next morning

For bookings, call: 031 311 2256/48 or email: nsm.frontdesk​


Issued by the eThekwini Municipality Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Gugu Sisilana on 0313114855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za

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