FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre on 8, 9 & 13 August 2016!

NSW 2016Join us as we explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, science shows, coding, Conscious Cooking workshop, Energy Talk, Edutrade Technology workshops, hands-on workshops, demos and more!

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National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, implemented by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a Business unit of the National Research Foundation.

Refreshments will be on sale at the iCafe.


Please note that bookings for workshops can be made upon arrival at the information desk. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis. Space is limited.

Africa Code Week Coding workshop – 8, 9 & 13 August @ 10:00 & 15:00
Get SCRATCHing and learn how to code (computer programming). Suitable for children 8 – 14.

Edutrade Technology Workshop – 13 August @ 11:00
Edutrade will be hosting a ‘Crane lift’ workshop where participants will learn about pneumatics and hydraulics while competing to be the first team to build a crane and lift an object, the winning team taking home a basic crane kit each!

Conscious Cooking Workshop – 9 & 13 August @ 11:30
Creating Change’s mission is to introduce self reliant skills by addressing the issue of Food Security by teaching the communities to grow their own food naturally from a young age. Nutrition Education that links garden to kitchen, to plate, incorporating alternative recipes and to empower communities through knowledge how to use renewable cooking methods and natural building techniques. Make a wrap, stir fry and mayonnaise while learning about food and food safety.
Grow a bean Workshops – 8, 9 & 13 August @ 15:00
Discover how to germinate a seed and watch it grow, track its growth.

DNA Extraction Workshops – 8, 9 & 13 August @ 11:00 & 13:30
Take a closer look at the DNA (building blocks) of a bean.

Terrarium Workshop – 8, 9 & 13 August @ 12:00
You can be fancy and call it a terrarium but in simple terms it is a garden in a bottle. Make your own garden in a bottle to take home and see how it grows.