We have some music concerts and child friendly museums to tell you about this week.
Internationally acclaimed female vocalist, Lira is performing at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort on Sunday from 12-6pm. kids under 13 are free and tickets are R100pp.
The James Hall Museum of Transport in Rosettenville Johannesburg is a great family outing where children can look inside a fire engine, tram, trolley or bus. Once you’ve had enough inside the museum the kids can play on the jungle gym outside. Entrance is free.
Then there’s Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is the most amazing interactive science and technology museum with a miniature Murray and Roberts construction site for the kids with builders hats, wheelbarrows and foam bricks. A conveyor built, crane.Once they get going its very hard to leave. There are also loads of fabulous experiments throughout this museum. Its situated in Newtown and entry is R20 for adults and R10 for kids
The Transvaal museum is a natural history museum in Pretoria open 7 days a week from 9- 4pm, for kids from about 7 years. They currently have the bones of 2.5 million year old Mrs Ples on show. There’s quite a bit of interaction in some of the exhibits. According to our reviewer The kids get to press buttons and lights shine up or noises are made. For her family, the winner was the spitting cobra that spits out water – like a huge snake shaped water gun. Entrance fee also very reasonable at R20 adults and R10 for kids.
Then there’s the South African Ballet Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet on at the Johannesburg Civic’s Mandela Theatre. It started this week and will be on until June 19th. From Tuesday to Sunday . There’s a show today at 3pm today if you can still make it.
And finally for music enthusiasts who want their children to hear and see other kids playing classical music, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras Junior Festival with girls between the ages of 10 and 14yrs old will take place at the Linder Auditorium on Wits Campus. The program includes a trumpet concerto, a recorder concerto, two violin concertos, four Piano concertos and a 12-year old Soprano! 3pm next Sunday and tickets cost R30 and R60. I hope to be there with my kids.
Remember you can find more ideas of what to do with your family in the Gauteng region on Jozikids.co.za