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: Museums, Science Museums, Educational Site, Family And Kids

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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  • 45.69% of people who visit Durban include Natural Sciences Museum in their plan

  • 66.21% of people start their Natural Sciences Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Natural Sciences Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural Sciences Museum

People normally club together The Golden Mile and Kwa Muhle Museum while planning their visit to Natural Sciences Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It is a very inciting place to visit ;there are a number of interesting facts about animals and plants , nature in general. Although it may be hidden since it is located above a library ,it's still easily accessible , one only needs to enquire about it by the securities. Otherwise it is a very interesting place to visit.

  • 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.

  • A well looked after natural sciences and modern art museum. Well worth the visit

  • Don't waste your time. It's free but maybe a charge would allow for some spend on the exhibits.

  • Because I leanerd a lot about our History and there was educational show about HIV and AIDS. Its very educational to be there

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