Tiny fossil hunter a rising star

  • December 14, 2016 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

A doll-sized fossil hunter has emerged from the Rising Star cave complex in the Cradle of Humankind with her own 3D-printed copy of a fossil, says palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger.

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Maropeng opens new temporary exhibition: Dinosaurs of the Veld

  • December 08, 2016 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

Maropeng is proud to announce the launch of a new temporary exhibition, Dinosaurs of the Veld: Meet South Africa’s Ruling Reptiles, in its brand-new exhibition space.

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Explore our summer skies at our monthly stargazing

  • December 05, 2016 | Category: News

Our monthly stargazing event, and the final event for the year, will be taking place on Saturday, 10 December.

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A timeous reminder about our plans to get off this planet

  • November 11, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

With a sudden rise in interest coming from current events, let’s do a quick check-in on where we are with our efforts to send humans into space.

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Join us for our African Christmas Festival

  • November 09, 2016 | Category: News

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this festive season, look no further than Maropeng’s African Christmas Festival.

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Discover 80 years of research that changed our understanding of humanity’s origins

  • November 04, 2016 | Category: News

The discovery Dr Robert Broom, a palaeontologist from the Transvaal Museum, made after he was handed a fossilised brain in 1936 changed the palaeontology profession forever.

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Host your year-end event at Maropeng

  • October 24, 2016 | Category: News

Had a long year? Go back to your roots, replenish your soul, celebrate your achievements and host your year-end event at Maropeng.

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Maropeng hosts inaugural Pinknic event

  • October 14, 2016 | Category: News

The LGBTI community in South Africa and the Chevrolet Feather Awards are celebrating Pride Month by hosting the inaugural “Pinknic” at Maropeng.

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The Orionids meteor shower approaches

  • October 13, 2016 | Selinah Seipei | Category: News

From 20 October to 7 November, the Orionid meteor shower is taking place and will be visible in the southern hemisphere.

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Join Premier David Makhura for a breakfast dialogue at Maropeng this Heritage Day

  • September 20, 2016 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

This Heritage Day, Saturday 24 September 2016, Maropeng will be the proud hosts of a breakfast dialogue with the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura. Everyone is welcome.

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