Durban Natural Science Museum
The Durban Natural Science Museum is of the old school of museums, with diorama displays and stuffed specimens of extinct animals rather than interactive experiences. There's a dusty replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and plasma screens showing natural history scenery. Still, the museum is incredibly popular with local families and school groups, attracting up to 300,000 visitors annually. It's a great alternative for kids to visit while adults take in the exhibits at the upstairs Durban Art Gallery. Located in the beautiful City Hall, the museum is on a main bus and taxi route. The area is busy during the day, and tourists should take care not to show expensive cameras and cell phones that attract pickpockets.
Address: 1st Floor, Durban City Hall, Smith Street
Telephone: 031 311 2242
Opening times: Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am - 5pm. Sunday and Public Holidays from 11am – 5pm. Closed Easter and Christmas Day.