Fodor's Expert Review Durban Natural Science Museum

Durban Family

Despite its small size, this museum provides an excellent introduction to Africa's numerous wild mammals (the displays include a stuffed elephant and leopard, as well as smaller mammals like wild dogs and vervet monkeys), plants, birds, reptiles, and insects. It's a great place to bring the kids or to familiarize yourself with the local wildlife before heading up to the game parks in northern KwaZulu-Natal. At one popular gallery, the KwaNunu Insect Arcade, giant insect replicas adorn the wall; another, the bird gallery, showcases a variety of stuffed birds, including flamingos, ostriches, eagles, and penguins. Then there's the enormous Tyrannosaurus dinosaur dominating the exhibition. There are exciting, temporary art exhibitions next door.

Family Science Museum

Quick Facts

234 Anton Lembede [Smith] St.
Durban, KwaZulu Natal  4001, South Africa


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

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