Natural Sciences Museum

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  • Address: West St, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 03-13112256
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids

Natural Sciences Museum - Review

What kid wouldn’t love to immerse himself into the world wild animals, dinosaur fossils, stuffed birds and lovingly preserved insects? At Durban’s Natural Science Museum, inside Durban City Hall, children have a gala time delving into African wildlife and archaeological history. They’ve even scrounged up an Egyptian mummy named Peten Amen from somewhere. Another highly popular exhibit is one of the best-preserved skeletons of the extinct Dodo in the world. The exhibits and education programmes offered here centre around biodiversity, conservation and ecology. With almost 300000 visitors annually, the museum is among the most popular of its kind in South Africa, despite its rather small size.

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  • Natural Sciences Museum Address: West St, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Natural Sciences Museum Contact Number: 03-13112256
  • Natural Sciences Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Natural Sciences Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Natural Sciences Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Durban include Natural Sciences Museum in their plan

  • 39.72% of people start their Natural Sciences Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Natural Sciences Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

87.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural Sciences Museum

People normally club together The Golden Mile and Victoria Street Market while planning their visit to Natural Sciences Museum.

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Natural Sciences Museum, Durban Reviews

  • At the moment, only the reptile exhibit is open. I'm hoping that once the mammal exhibit opens again it will be better. The birds and dinosaur were fun for my 3 year old, but we were in and out of there within half an hour. Not really worth the drive to down for half an hour. I really hope they get the mammal exhibit open soon.

  • I have revisited this place like after 15 years. Still looks same with a little Renovations done. Parking is a hassle here and it is safer to park at workshop or royal hotel parking & walk to City Hall. Sad part is that there Renovations werent completed & therefore out of the four viewing galleries, only 1 was open for viewing. Free Entrance to Public. Will pop in again once the renovations are done. Kids had a blast though with the Giant T-Rex Statue.

  • Small, but, mighty. The museum entrance is free of charge. It's a small museum, especially, given the diversity that exists in Africa, but, specifically in South Africa. It's in a beautiful colonial architecture. I think that's the style. Don't know if I got the architectural type correct. But, my point is: this is an old building, which has been well preserved.

  • An amazing exp for my 5 year old who loved every min in there ... the staff were friendly and helpful and even though repairs were in progress the exp was great ... we will be back once repairs are complete

  • The exhibit appears dated. There is no reflection at all of the museum being aware of modern technology and how it can be used as a tool for illustration. The art museum on the last floor is also poorly curated.

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