The first Planetarium was opened in 1958 and presented popular star-shows for all Capetonians. Plans to acquire a larger and more sophisticated projector started in the late 1960s. Efforts were rewarded when the extensions to the S A Museum were opened in 1987. The present planetarium houses a modern Minolta star projector in a fully equipped audio-visual theatre.
The Planetarium is a unique facility for those who wish to enjoy an audio-visual extravaganza. The venue is particularly suitable for corporate and product launches, special events and multi-media presentations. Smaller and less specialized groups can also be accommodated. An adjacent area for cocktails and snacks is available, while in-house production facilities can be arranged at competitive rates.
Capacity and configuration
|Planetarium||Seated 140 (fixed)||Dome diameter 15,2m|
25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Please note the following:
- No marquees are allowed at any of the Iziko venues
- Conditions apply
- Tariffs on request
- Only email applications will be considered
Open: Daily shows
Closed: Workers' Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of every month (excluding school holidays)
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3900
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3990
Address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
6-18 years R20
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children, 6 years & older): R 100
SA students & pensioners (on provision of valid student/pensioner card): R 20
School groups (booked): R 10
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About the Museum
Please note the Planetarium is closed from 18th July 2016 for refurbishment, reopening in early 2017
The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.
Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.