Educational Displays

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum’s exhibits depict a variety of biomes, including wetlands, mangrove swamps, desert, ocean and grassland ecosystems. Other permanent exhibits include the geology of the Witwatersrand, an ecosystem around a fig tree, spiders and scorpions and the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme.

The Day in the Veld, sponsored by SAB, is an innovative exhibit stimulating a day, from dawn to dusk, in the bushveld, accompanied by various sounds and sights that a person might encounter.

“Taung Child” and “Mrs Ples” skulls

The Centre was donated replicas of the skulls of the “Taung Child” and “Mrs Pless” which are on display in the front foyer.

The public are welcome to visit the Natural History Museum for a nominal fee of R 5 per adult, R 2 for children (5 years and older) from Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h30. No guiding service is provided unless prior arrangements are made. Closed over weekends and Public Holidays.

Gold Fields Discovery Centre

The Gold Fields Discovery Centre offers participating school groups, visiting the centre, the opportunity to explore and discover many aspects of the environment in the following discovery rooms:

  • The Energy Room (sponsored by Eskom)
  • The Water Room (sponsored by Rand Water)
  • The Biodiversity Room

We use the resources of the educational exhibits in the discovery rooms to enhance our programmes.