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The main museum of the Bayworld complex in Port Elizabeth offers an exciting journey through the Garden Route and Eastern Cape region’s natural and cultural history. Discover fossils of enormous prehistoric dinosaurs or take in the intriguing and colourful art of traditional tribes. Some of the exhibits include the 15m skeleton of the last southern right whale harpooned in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, a life-sized reconstruction of the enormous prehistoric dinosaur the Algoasaurus, a replica of the Dias Cross and a bronze cannon from 1640 that was found amongst the wreck of a Portuguese ship near Port Elizabeth.
Daily seal presemntations are a definite highlight. The dolphins have recently been moved to a bigger facility so that upgrades can be made to the facilities at Bay World. Within the Oceanarium there is also a tropical aquarium, where tropical fish and sea turtles found along South Africa’s East coast are displayed. You will also find an observation area for the aquarium, a dolphin research centre, and tanks housing sharks and stingrays.
The snake park actually houses a wide variety of reptiles including snakes, tortoises and crocodiles. Endangered and rare species can be found in their realistically landscaped enclosures . Daily reptile demonstrations also take place.
7 Castle Street Museum
The cottage at No 7 Castle Hill was built in the late 1820s and is regarded as the oldest surviving 1820s Settler cottage in Port Elizabeth. Pay this museum a visit and take an intriguing trip into the past, exploring the way of life of the 1820’s Settlers. The museum paints a great picture of domestic life as it was lived by many an English middle class family in mid-19th Century Port Elizabeth.
Museum, Snake Park and Oceanarium
9:00 to 16:30 every day of the year, except 25th December.
Dolphin and Seal Presentations: 11.00 and 15.00
No 7 Castle Hill Museum
Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30.
Fridays: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
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