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International Speedcube Competition

International Speedcube Competition in Cape Town Anyone can enter…AND…get ready to watch two world record holders in action, solving cubes in under 6 seconds! Date: Sunday 30 November 2914 Time: 9:00 – 16:00 Venue: Cape Town Science Centre The tournament is sponsored by Speedcubes, Cybersmart, SACAP, Eighty20 & 10X Investments in association with the Cape […]


SKA SA Chat Evening

SKA South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre invite you to a three-course dinner with a large serving of fascinating SKA science! Date: Monday 3 December 2014 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Venue: Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory Join us at the CTSC where you will be able to dine with young, […]

Summer Holiday Fun

The 2014 school year is done and dusted, and we have plenty of exciting brain-tickling workshops, shows and activities for hours of fun during the summer holidays. With double deals, daily science shows and hands-on workshops, there is something for everyone.

Messy Matters Science Camp

Messy Matters Science Camp

Sign up today for the Cape Town Science Centre Messy Matters Science Camp – 4 days packed with messy matters and scienterrific fun. Dates: Tuesday 13 January – Friday 16 January 2015 Time: 9:00 – 13:00 daily Appropriate Age: 8 – 12 years of age Cost (Includes all activities and a Camp T-Shirt):  R632 per […]

Global Cardboard Challenge

Global Cardboard Challenge

Calling all talented kids (of all ages) that want to be artists, engineers, scientists, astronauts and designers – it’s time to start planning for the Global Cardboard Challenge! Date: Saturday 11 October Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (Judging @ 12:00) In partnership with Living Maths and the Imagination Foundation Our friends at Caine’s Arcade have started […]

An Introduction to Television Production

What is the course about? It’s a hands-on workshop that covers aspects of television production. Students are taken step by step through the sequence of making a broadcast quality video for The Cape town Science Centre. On completion of the course each student will receive a certificate and DVD copy of the video produced. Students […]


Out of this World Space Camp

Don’t miss out on Space Camp 2014 from 7 – 10 October Campers can look forward to daily workshops & activities, dedicated Science Buddies, a Space Camp 2014 T-shirt and loads of Space Science fun! Space is limited to 20 children per Camp and spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. BOOK NOW to […]


Excitation, ionisation and the big bang theory – Prof Ian Jandrell

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) presents the 63rd Bernard Price Memorial Lecture: Excitation, ionisation and the big bang theory – a disastrous history of lightning research in South Africa Presented by Prof Ian Jandrell Monday 15 September 2014, 17:30 for 18:00 RSVP essential: admin.wcape@saiee.org.za Lightning is one of nature’s most impressive events. It is […]

space talk

Origins of the Space Age – Professor Scott Madry

We all truly live in the Space Age. Space exploration is one of those subjects that captures the imagination of people of all ages and all walks of life. The Space Age began on October 4, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Yet, humankind dreamt of going into space for centuries […]