Play Africa is a groundbreaking, community-connected children’s museum based at Constitution Hill, Play Africa is a shared public space that champions children’s rights, inspires children and strengthens family relationships by offering unique three-dimensional learning experiences. Based at the iconic Constitution Hill, Play Africa transforms and re-casts the former prison into a joyful hub of play, learning and discovery. Through unique exhibits and programmes with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths, Play Africa ignites curiosity and a love of learning in young people, building the next generation of South African inventors, problem-solvers and innovators.
Imagination Playground - Creative ideas come alive as children and families use special big blue blocks to make and build whatever their minds can imagine. From time machines to castles, motorcycles to kitchens, children take the lead as they innovate on one another’s ideas
Rigamajig - This large-scale building kit for hands-on free play and playful STE(A)M learning lets children use wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope to follow their curiosity through play while learning 21st century skills. There are no right or wrong answers; the act of playing and building is the goal
Marble Run - Children learn the basic design and testing concepts critical to engineering, and build larger-than-life marble runs using inexpensive materials and masking tape
Farm to Market - Children and families get to play make believe while planting, harvesting, selling and buying vegetables and fruit. This fun exhibit lets children learn numeracy, literacy while having fun
Children's Theatre - Children and families pull back the curtains to express themselves as they play pretend on stage using a range of props and costumes
Children’s Planetarium - Children and families can explore South Africa’s night sky together inside our portable planetarium, supported by a Play Africa facilitator who will introduce basic vocabulary and indigenous stories about the stars that have been through the ages
Children's Maker Space - In this flexible, versatile exhibit, creativity comes alive as children choose from a range of everyday, recycled materials, wood offcuts and recycled e-waste to make their own creations