We were very fortunate to attend the press event on Tuesday evening in celebration of the opening of The Ice Age Exhibition. Unfortunately Hannah has been sick AGAIN this week and so Walter stayed home with her and I took Ava and her bestie to the event, which turned out to be a magical recreation of the Ice Age for kids.

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The Woolly Mammoths

If your kids, like Ava, are obsessed with animals and dinosaurs and animals from the various era’s, then, they will love this exhibition. It really was a magical evening for the kids.

Last year, we had the Dinosaur exhibition, and this year we have the Ice Age and just in time for the looong, boring school holidays that lie ahead.

The exhibition boasts a 3 000 m² display area that includes 45 life sized, moving animals throughout 12 different display areas, that’s over and above the animals available for viewing and riding in the interactive area too.

This year, there is also a virtual aquarium where visitors will feel immersed in a large, digitally simulated tank and see two prehistoric cetacean species that inhabited the oceans millions of years ago.

Ava and her little friend had a great time. I asked them afterwards what their favorite parts were and the list was long, clearly they were having a hard time choosing but they loved having their photo taken on a sabertooth cat, they loved the woolly mammoths and they must have gone through the snow blizzard tunnel 50 hundred times (Ava’s words)

Checking out the Woolly Mammoths
Checking out the Woolly Mammoths
Inside the freezing cold snow blizzard tunnel.
Inside the freezing cold snow blizzard tunnel.

I loved the interactive area’s with the puzzles and quizzes and of course the ice slide and snow slide were absolute winners. Ava and Morgan would have stayed their ALL night if we’d let them and there was a mini melt down and some tears when we eventually dragged them away.


The interactive puzzles.
The interactive puzzles.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults  – R145
  • Children 18 months and younger are free.
  • Kids aged 18 months to 18 years are R99 per child
  • Family of 4 (two kids, two adults) – R435

You can buy your tickets here.

Activities at an extra cost

  • Ice Slide (R55)
I LOVED the ice slides.
I LOVED the ice slides.
  • Sabertooth tiger photo (R60)
  • Face paint (R40)
  • Shop
  • Carousel (R20)
On the carosel
On the carosel
  • Glypto-Rides (R20)
Just hanging with Glyptodon

And the expo runs until the 8th August at the Sandton International Convention Centre.

A Woolly Mammoth Selfie!
A Woolly Mammoth Selfie!

I have one set family package to give away…. 2 adults, 2 kids, valued at R435!

T’s & C’s:

Open to SA residents only

Package does not include travel to the Sandton International Convention Centre

Family package is only redeemable on Monday’s from 14h00 for the duration of the expo.

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