Iziko Planetarium, Cape Town

Iziko Planetarium, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

The Planetarium is housed in the same building as the South African Museum in Cape Town. Inside the auditorium, the night sky is recreated, so whatever the weather outside, the "sky" inside is always clear.

The complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors are used to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.

During the year, various entertaining and educational shows and talks are given suitable for a variety of ages

The Sky Tonight

If you are already a serious stargazer, you can attend one of the regular live lectures called The sky Tonight, presented every Saturday and Sunday.

You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible during that month.

Childrens Shows

Regular shows suitable for younger children are held, to playfully introduce them to the world of astronomy.

Childrens Show at Iziko Planetarium, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

Talks

To ensure that adults and teenagers do not feel left out, a variety of interesting talks are held on a regular basis.

Gaiasphere exhibition at Iziko Planetarium, Cape Town

Gaiasphere © Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

Sky Map

Check out the monthly sky map on their site which provides you with information about the sky for that particular month.

Venue Hire

The Planetarium can be hired for corporate and product launches, special events and multi-media presentations. Smaller and less specialized groups can also be accommodated.

An adjacent area for cocktails and snacks is available, while in-house production facilities can be arranged.


Useful Information:


Current Shows

Hours:

Shows Monday to Friday at 09:00, 10:15, 11:30 and 12:45 during school term (Booking necessary)
Closed Workers Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of the month

Website:

www.iziko.org.za/museums/planetarium

Telephone:

021 481 3900

Location:

25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Attractions within walking distance

  • The South African Museum is in the same building and is noted for its huge natural science and social history collections.
  • The Company Garden - The garden was laid out in 1652 to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for visiting ships.
  • The National Gallery - South Africa's premier art museum housing an outstanding collection of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.
  • The South African Jewish Museum provides an engaging account of the South African Jewish history.
  • St Georges Cathedral stands at the southern tip of Africa, but its architecture and style of worship points to the Anglican heritage.

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