"Westcoast Fossil Park" Langebaan Things to Do Tip by mvtouring

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  Westcoast Fossil Museum
by mvtouring

The West Coast Fossil Park, a component of Iziko: Museums of Cape Town, offers students, school children and the general public an opportunity to have an on-site fossil experience. People can learn about ancient environments; the animal life and the climatic changes that occurred in this region 5 million years ago. You can even become a volunteer guide/fossil preparator/assistant curator or clerical assistant.
The many thousands of fossil bones have attracted world-wide interest and a fascinating range of extinct animals are displayed.
There are tours once a day during the week, starting at 11:30. The coffee shop is open from 10AM to 4PM during the week.
Contact details: West Coast Fossil Park:

Project Co-ordinator:
Pippa Haarhoff -pippah@iafrica.com
Iziko: Museums of Cape Town:
Tel: +27 (021) 424 3330/Fax: +27 (021) 424 6716

Public Relations Officer:
Medee Rall - mrall@samuseum.ac.za

Directions: Location: The Fossil Park is located 110kms north of Cape Town, only one and a half hour's drive along the R27. Turn off on the R45 towards Hopefield.
Phone: +27 (022) 766 1606

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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