National Science Week Family Fun Days

2-9 August 2014

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

national science weekToday’s science, tomorrow’s world.

FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre on 3 & 9 August!

Join us as we explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, science shows, robotics, hands-on workshops, demos and more!

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.

 

Highlights

Family excursion to Cheetah Outreach – Saturday 2 August, 8:30 – 14:00
Meet at the CTSC where a bus will take you to Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West. Learn more about the fastest land animal in the world and how this magnificent species is threatened by man. Six lucky participants will have the opportunity win tickets for cheetah encounters.
PLEASE NOTE that booking is essential as space is limited. Call 021 300 3200 or email admin@ctsc.org.za to book your seat. Limited to 4 seats per booking. We regret no children under 5 years of age.

ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshops – 2, 3 & 9 August, 10:00 & 13:00
A free introductory robotics workshop for children aged 6-15. Learn the basics using LEGO WeDo or try your hand at programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Be warned – it’s addictive!
Please note that bookings can only be made upon arrival on the day of the workshop. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Kids Who Code workshop – 3 August @ 10:00
Using Scratch, Java Script & Python, a team of bright young coders will guide you on a coding adventure providing three hours of fun learning in an interactive stimulating
environment. Suitable for children aged 9+.
Please note that bookings can only be made upon arrival on the day of the workshop. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Programme

Saturday 2 August 2014
PLEASE NOTE: Normal entry fees to the CTSC apply, but all activities listed below are free of charge.

10:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
11:00 Bouncy Putty workshop
12:00 Science Show
13:00 Quirky Kites workshop
13:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
14:00 Science Show
15:00 Lucky’s Lab dissection

Guided tours of the Camera Obscura (a walk-in pinhole camera, not to be missed!) will take place at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Sunday 3 August 2014 – FAMILY FUN DAY
CTSC open from 10:00 – 16:30, free entry all day!

10:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
10:00 Kids Who Code workshop
10:30 Living Maths Show
11:00 Quirky Kites workshop
12:00 Science Show
13:00 Living Maths Show
13:00 Dino Techno Sculptures workshop
13:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
14:00 Science Show
15:00 Lucky’s Lab dissection

Guided tours of the Camera Obscura (a walk-in pinhole camera, not to be missed!) will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Saturday 9 August FAMILY FUN DAY
CTSC open from 10:00 – 16:30, free entry all day!

We’re celebrating women in science – come hear what South Africa’s passionate women scientists are up to.

10:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
11:00 Bouncy Putty workshop
12:00 Science Show
13:00 Living Maths Show
13:00 Quirky Kites workshop
13:00 ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshop
14:00 Science Show
15:00 Lucky’s Lab dissection

Guided tours of the Camera Obscura (a walk-in pinhole camera, not to be missed!) will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Activities are correct at time of posting but may change without notice.

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.

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