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Wits Life Sciences Museum

A multifaceted, modern museum with research and teaching laboratories, a large herbarium, and live plants and animals in addition to the various objects traditionally associated with a natural history museum. The main display area has skeletons, models and preserved specimens in finely crafted teak cabinets. It also has tanks with live fish and other animals.   

The display area is open to all members of the public. Access to the reference collections, the herbarium and guided tours are by appointment.

An introduction to the Museum
Where to find us Find us opposite the Biophy Library on the lower ground floor of the Oppenheimer Life Sciences on the East Campus Opening hours: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays.
Hippo skull
Axolotyls watching visitor
Unfurling tip of fern leaf
Fern crozier
Learners get to view life through microscopes
Visitors to YeboGogga
model of internal organs of a bivalve
Bivalve model
shoulder of orangatang
Shoulder of Orangutan
understory of forest garden
Forest floor
Capsule of Sterlitzia caulescens with seeds
Capsule of Sterlitzia caulescens