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Updated Visitor Information during Covid-19

The safety of our visitors and staff is our biggest priority, and best practice regarding Covid-19 prevention will be in place. Online programming will continue, including public webinars, weekly podcasts, as well as virtual classroom experiences for learners and educators who do not feel comfortable coming to the Centre.

Please take note of the following measures that are being put in place to help keep you safe

  • Visitor numbers will be limited, keeping total daily visitor numbers below 100. 
  • Social distancing will be observed at all times. Markers are in place at our café and other spaces to promote physical distancing. 
  • Disinfecting and cleaning continuously.
  • Removing or cordoning off interactive displays and other touchable exhibit elements.
  • Providing hand sanitiser stations throughout the building .
  • Screening for all staff.
  • Wearing of masks at all times: no mask, no entry.
  • On arrival you may be required to sign in and have your temperature taken.
  • Right of admission reserved.
Avoid visiting if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been in close contact with someone infected within the past 14 days.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday: 9am - 3pm
Public Holidays: Please call us to confirm.
We will be closed 25-27 December and 1 January.


Admission to the JHGC is free of charge.
Donations are always appreciated to help
sustain our educational programmes.

How to Get Here

1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town
Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

JHGC is a safe 10-15 minute walk away from the 
Johannesburg Hop-on Hop-off bus Zoo stop. 
Secure underground parking is available
for visitors free of charge.

Guided Tours

Tour guides are available to show you around the JHGC, including the incredible architectural symbolism of the building, our history and activities.

Group Reservations

For group reservations please contact or

Fully Accessible

Elevators are available to access all floors. Ramps are available where there is a change in floor height. Accessible restrooms available on ground level.