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holiday programme

Holiday Programme

It’s school holiday time again and the CTSC is the place to be! Join us for: Hands-on science workshops, dissections and demonstrations, Science story time with Book on the Bright Side, Science shows, Robotics with ORT SA Cape, Living Maths maths show, Makey Makey workshops, Camera Obscura tours, Sprouting workshop with Conscious Cooking, Garageband and […]


Book on the Bright Side – science story time

Join BOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE for science story time in the Multimedia room at the Cape Town Science Centre. Cost: R100 (includes entry to the CTSC for the whole day, story time and a book to take home) Story titles: • Leonardo’s Legacy: Introducing Da Vinci as a child and his impact on science […]

science showoffs

Visiting Science ShowOffs – Dr Graham Walker

Our favourite Science ShowOff is in town!  19 – 21 March 2014 Can you really launch marshmallows out of a vacuum cleaner, make rockets from common household items, or discover how the SKA telescope works using a leaf blower cannon? Prepare yourself for some serious mind-boggling science as Dr Graham Walker reacts, explodes and experiments […]

children & television

Television, mobile phones and tablets: Parenting young children in the 21st century – Kerry Wallace

In this presentation Kerry Wallace, Occupational Therapist and a Director at Polkaspot Early intervention Centre will share her experience, the latest research on the effects of TV on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the possible reasons for increase in the incidence of children needing OT, Speech Therapy and Play therapy in Cape Town. More importantly, […]


Musik+X Exhibition

Musik+X POP/HIPHOP/INDIE/TECHNO – FROM GERMANY The Goethe-Institut South Africa, in collaboration with the Cape Town Science Centre, presents an interactive multi-media exhibition. Come and experience – Berlin, the club-capital of the world – Fan culture – Multicultural influences in urban lifestyles and music and much more through sound and touch! 30 January – 12 April […]

fracking in the karoo

Greenpeace facilitates a Fracking Colloquium

Fracking is a high-risk activity that can impact human health and the wider environment. Free and fully-informed consent of local communities is not applied for most fracking projects prior to both exploration and exploitation phases, while they should be placed at the heart of the discussions. Greenpeace will be facilitating this event to allow for […]

Kimie Soroban expert

Presentation by international Soroban expert

You are invited to a fascinating presentation by a SOROBAN expert! The Soroban is an ancient Japanese abacus that is still in use today. In a recent contest between the operators of a Soroban and a Calculator, the Soroban won 4-1. What makes this device so awesome? How is it possible to use the device […]