Origins Centre

A world-class venue showcasing humanity's origins

BILL AINSLIE (1934-1989): Single Painting Exhibition.

The Farm Workers. Undated. Oil and acrylic on Masonite (90x120cm). Come to Origins on 1st December 2016, 18:00-20:00 as part of #FirstThursdays ! The Origins Centre will be exhibiting a painting by Bill Ainslie(1934-1989) entitled Farm Workers. See you there. Entry for the opening event is free. Secure free parking in front of the Origins Centre

CNN Inside Africa

CNN Inside Africa feature videos on rock art and it's legacy on the streets of Johannesburg

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Children's Holiday Programme

This year the Origins Centre will be running a holiday programme. This is the perfect chance for 8-15 year olds to learn about archaeology palaeontology and our collective past! Participants will get the chance to participate in their own ‘dig’, make their own paint and learn about rock art, find out about fossils and dinosaurs and much more! Join us for the opportunity of a lifetime. Program Cost: R1140/week per individual child Times: 9:00 to 13:00 Extended hours: drop at 8:00 and collect at 14:00. Additional R250/week Age: Mini Archaeologist in Training (Grade3-5 or Age 8-11), Junior Archaeologist in Training (Grade 6-8 or Age 12-15)

Public lecture by: Professor Christopher Henshilwood Tuesday, 15th November 2016 Time; 18:00 for18:30

The original Blombos Ochre, oldest evidence for symbolism in the world, and other original artefacts from Blombos and Klipdrift shelters will be on display at Origins Centre, 15-16 November, 2016.. Book online @