Night at museum back on demand

2016-07-21 06:00

While the embattled Bayworld complex has received the long-awaited news that parts of it will finally be run by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, after years of battling through red tape to achieve this, Friends of Bayworld are also rallying their efforts to keep it afloat.

The group, which is dedicated to supporting the facility, is hard at work planning another of their successful Night at the Museum events which will be held on Saturday, July 23.

According to Friends of Bayworld representative, Anelle Bailey, they started the Night at the Museum campaign, of which the third edition will be held this year, with a Facebook event page.

“We expected maybe 200 to 500 people to show up (for the first one). By 19:00, we had to close the doors as the buildings were filled to capacity. About 1 500 people attended,” she said.

The first event was restricted to the Museum and Snake Park only and last year, they expanded it to include the entire Bayworld complex.

More good news for the complex is the announcement on Friday that the Eastern Cape Department for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the municipality have signed a service level agreement for the upgrading of the complex.

Night at the Museum will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 17:00 to 22:00. Entry is R25. Children under the age of three may enter for free.

  • Tickets are available at Bayworld and at the Kids Emporium in the Baywest Mall. For more info, visit the Night at the Museum Facebook page.

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