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Explore Iziko Museums for Free on Youth Day

Iziko Museums is commemorating Youth Day with free entry for all on June 16th.

Iziko’s many museums offer something for everybody: begin your adventure at the Iziko South African Museum in the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, and discover impressive Natural History displays such as African Dinosaurs, and the Marine Biology exhibit featuring life-size casts of sharks and other marine animals. A favourite amongst younger visitors is the Discovery Room, a ‘touch room’ where children are encouraged to investigate a wide range of exhibits.

Across from the South African Museum is the Iziko South African National Gallery, which houses an array of must-see art exhibitions featuring local and international artists.

For a dose of social history and culture, head to the Iziko Slave Lodge, where a variety of displays on slavery at the Cape, Egyptology, isishweshwe fabric and more can be found.

The Iziko Maritime Centre, located at the V&A Waterfront, is a landmark site dedicated to Cape Town’s shipping history. A display of artefacts and large boat models is sure to amaze both young and old.

Don’t forget to visit the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum to learn how Cape Town was built and discover the Michaelis Collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art at the Iziko Old Town House.

For more info and a full list of museums and facilities, visit www.iziko.org.za or follow @Iziko_Museums on Twitter.

Normal entry fees apply at the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope.

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