FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre on Saturday 5 August 2023, 9:00 – 16:30!

Transforming lives through the evidence-based science. Some call it magic, we call it SCIENCE! Debunking the myths and misconceptions of science. FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre for the entire day – includes all exhibits, hands-on workshops, shows, tours and demonstrations. VR Experience charged at R5 per session. All activities have limited spaces and need to be pre-booked on arrival.

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The Science of Slime | Age: 6+
An object can only be one state of matter at a given time, but what is slime? Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn about the Non-newtonian properties slime has!

Erupting Volcanoes | Age: 6+
All volcanoes erupt violently! Is this true? Come find out about more myths and misconceptions about volcanoes.

Under Pressure |  Suitable for the whole family
Is it true that you can die from eating Mentos and drinking Coke at the same time? Join us at the CTSC to find out the myths and misconceptions regarding pressure.

The Fourth State of Matter  |  Suitable for the whole family
“The Sun is a giant ball of Gas, however it is actually a giant ball of plasma, the fourth state of matter!” Join us at the CTSC to find out more about the fourth state of matter!

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.

National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation, 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.

Information correct at time of this being posted. Programme is subject to change without notice.