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Updated Visitor Information during Covid-19

As South Africa’s lockdown has moved to level one, the JHGC will be slowly and cautiously reopening to visitors from 1 September 2020. Visits are by appointment only and will follow special opening hours. The safety of our visitors and staff is our biggest priority, and best practice regarding Covid-19 prevention will be in place, including implementing the compulsory wearing of masks, social distancing, and keeping daily visitor numbers below 50. 

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.

General Visitor Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm
Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Please contact or 011-640-3100 for bookings. For more information about bookings click here.

Schools and Education Visitor Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm
Please contact for school and education bookings. For more information click here.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm
Issy's Coffee & Gift Shop open Centre hours


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.