Play Africa will close temporarily in response to COVID-19

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Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays


"I really want to thank Play Africa for the investment they've made. I’m glad that
Play Africa came on board and said, 'We want to be part of this, we want to make
a difference.'"

Panyaza LesufiMEC for Education, Gauteng

Preparing South Africa’s children for the future

The world is on the brink of a technological revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will impact the future employment, and employability, of today’s children. At the same time, ecological changes due to rapid global warming further create uncertainty in the future. For South Africa’s young children to thrive in the 21st century, they must become lifelong learners, with ever-evolving skills to identify and solve problems with creativity, collaboration and empathy.

OUR MISSION is to create engaged citizens and healthy communities
by empowering visitors to discover new worlds, to ask questions, and
to imagine a better future through interactive exhibits,
programming and play.

Play Africa at Constitution Hill

Play Africa is located in the open-air courtyards and repurposed rooms of the Old Fort at Constitution Hill 11 Kotze Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times.
We celebrate diversity and inclusion! Children of all abilities are welcome.

We are an interactive children’s museum, where communities come together to create, innovate and imagine. Our decentralised, rights-based approach to public learning disrupts the idea of what a “museum” and “early education” can look like in the 21st century. As an inclusive cultural institution for our community’s youngest citizens, we offer:

  • a joyful playscape of discovery, learning and human connection;
  • early childhood development (ECD) and foundation phase playful learning, with a special focus on creative arts, science, technology, engineering, and maths (#STEM) and civic engagement
  • special access and inclusive programmes for children with special needs

Every child deserves this

We are a shared and equitable public learning environment that celebrates the unique spirit and innate curiosity of every child. All of our exhibits and programmes are designed to meet the developmental needs of children, from the first 1,000 days through age 11, and inspire replication in schools, ECD centres, creches, and homes.

Play Africa believes in the future of South Africa

Play Africa is a bold, exciting and ground-breaking project in post-apartheid South Africa.
In collaboration with a diverse array of partners, we seek to transform the landscape of the city of Johannesburg for children and families.

Play Africa empowers thousands of children, families and educators to:

Play Africa Create
Play Africa Discover
Play Africa Explore
Play Africa Imagine
Play Africa Innovate

Our vision is an equitable South African society that honours all children and champions every child’s right to play and discover

We need your help to provide our children with the play environments and learning tools they need and deserve.