Night at the Museum – Durban

Kids come spend the night at the City museum for a fun learning experience!! The eThekwini Municipality’s Natural Science Museum will be hosting “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. If […]

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Kids come spend the night at the City museum for a fun learning experience!!

The eThekwini Municipality’s Natural Science Museum will be hosting “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. If you are a fan of the Hollywood Movie Series, “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller, then you are going to love this!

Those kids that will be attending can spend the entire night at the Natural Science Museum. You can expect adventure and thrills throughout the night, 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.

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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.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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@durban.gov.za

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Did You Know?

The Durban Natural Science Museum is one of the smallest of South Africa’s science museums and is the only one of its kind funded by a local authority – the eThekwini Municipality. It opens to the public 363 days a year and admission is free. It is one of the most utilised science museums in Southern Africa, with an average of 295 000 visitors per year.

This museum will provide you with a clear idea about Africa’s wild life (you will have the chance to closely analyse taxidermies like an elephant, wild dogs, a leopard, birds and insects).  Don’t miss the popular galleries with stuffed birds (flamingos, penguins, ostriches) and giant insect replicas and kids will love the interactive displays.