4 indoor activities to keep you busy on a rainy day in Johannesburg

Posted by Ashna Brijmohun on 6 December 2021

All dressed up and nowhere to go? It’s easy to get bored when it rains, especially if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. Lucky for Jozi locals, there are loads to do indoors.

Here are some of our favourite activities to save for a rainy day.

1. The South African National Museum of Military History

Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Ossewa 

Established in late August of the year 1947 by South Africa’s Prime Minister, the South African National Museum of Military History aims to serve as a memorial for all South Africans who lost their lives through military actions. It also preserves South Africa’s military history for future generations. This museum offers guests guided tours, opportunities to examine historical artifacts, a library and photographic facilities.

For more information visit the website here.

2. The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Alan Wilson

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is known as Southern Africa’s largest science centre. This educational centre is closely affiliated to the Gauteng Department of Education. It aims to support various educational subjects such as maths, science and technology, and was established to inspire the South African youth through interactive learning. Guests at the Sci-Bono centre can admire exhibits, attend events, and even book the entire centre for their birthday party.

For more information visit the website here.

3. The Johannesburg Art Gallery

Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Janek Szymanowski

Fancy yourself an art buff? If intricate paintings and stunning statues intrigue you, visit the Johannesburg art gallery. Located in Joubert Park in the heart of Johannesburg, this art gallery is supposedly the largest gallery on the African continent. Visit this gallery for viewings of delicate 17th-century Dutch paintings, 18th and 19th century British and European art, and even local South African art dating back to the 19th century.

For more information visit the website here.

4. The Johannesburg Planetarium

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The Johannesburg planetarium was established in October 1960 as the first-ever full-sized planetarium in Africa. It offers shows for children of different age groups and is available for educational tours and viewings by schools. This is the perfect place to gaze at the stars and marvel at the profound beauty of outer space while learning something new!

For more information visit the website here.

Featured Picture: Flickr / Vladimir Varfolomeev

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