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Wondering what to do during the school holidays? Check out The Ice Age Exhibition!

2015-07-03 05:00

Cape Town - The highly anticipated Ice Age Exhibition – presented by Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM – is now open at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday 20 June 2015 and runs for another six weeks only – until Saturday 8 August. Visitors have only one chance to experience this frosty habitat as there’ll be no extensions to this popular school-holiday attraction.

This 3 000 m2 display is brought to South Africa by Media24 Weekly Magazines, organisers of the sell-out Days Of The Dinosaur Exhibition. Marketing manager Edmund Beukes says: "As we head into the coldest months of the year, there’s no better time to be enthralled by this icy wonderland. Tickets to the exhibition are selling fast, especially over weekends, so we encourage families to book their tickets early to secure their spots. As no extensions to the show are possible we expect to be sold out fairly quickly and don’t want guests to be disappointed."

Exhibition-goers are in for a true winter experience, with 45 moving life-size animals, 11 models in an interactive zone and a 12m snow blizzard tunnel replicating a real snow storm – complete with actual snow and wind. The Ice Age Exhibition will show younger audiences a fascinating part of Earth’s history and serve as an entertaining outing for the whole family. And don’t worry about load-shedding – our generators will ensure nothing interrupts the fun.

Additional activities are available in the interactive zone (at an additional cost), and are sure to wow audiences and keep younger visitors entertained for hours.

These include:

- Two ice-age slides (a 25m snow slide and a longer 37m ice slide)
- A photo zone in which to have your picture taken with a life-size sabre-toothed cat
- Face-painting stations
- Rides on glyptodons and a panda, grizzly and polar bear carousel

*All activities are individually priced and are subject to availability and change.

School groups interested in booking an outing outside the June-July school holiday period can e-mail Ilani at

For more information on the venue, dates and times of The Ice Age Exhibition visit their website. Bookings can be made via Computicket.

Date: Open now until Saturday 8 August 2015
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
161 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng

Ticket prices:    
Adults: R145 a person
Children (aged 18 months-18 years): R99 a child
Children under 18 months (or shorter than our measuring sloth – 83 cm): FREE
Families (2 adults and 2 children): R435

Ticket sales:

Tickets available at the venue or online from Computicket.
Exhibition times: Monday-Friday: 09:00 - 18:00; Saturday-Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

(Photos: Supplied)

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