P O Wits
Postal code: 2050
Country: South Africa
Phone: 011 7176464
The Zoology Museum is the only natural history museum in Johannesburg which is unusual since all the other major cities in South Africa have large public natural history museums. It has retained a unique character as the display specimens are exhibited in finely crafted teak cabinets which allow the viewer to engage directly with scores of objects at close range. Items can be selected and arranged to illustrate themes such as feeding in vertebrates or features of molluscs. This "hands on" feature has always proved popular with school groups.
The display area is open to all members of the public and access to the reference collections and guided tours is by appointment.
The museum is situated on the first floor of the Old Education Building on the East Campus, opposite the Oppenheimer Life Science Building. The opening hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm weekdays.
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