To all our members, visitors, supporters and partners

For 21 years the Cape Town Science Centre (previously the MTN Science Centre) has had our visitors’ safety and learning enjoyment at the forefront of all our efforts. Right now, the safety of our visitors, members and staff is our top priority. Everyone’s safety is a priority.

Following the President’s address on the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday, 15 March, the CTSC has taken a socially responsible decision to PAUSE visits from the general public and schools to the centre, from Friday, 20 March to 16 April 2020, joining the collective effort of our country and the global community to get ahead of the curve and control this outbreak.

During this period, the Cape Town Science Centre staff will continue to work remotely and otherwise on our many projects with our partners, which include resource development, co-ordination of projects across Africa among others. In addition, a new refurbishment programme of our building has started and a deep clean and enhanced hygiene protocols put in place. We also appreciate having this time to refine our existing offerings and to create new and relevant programmes and exhibits for the schools and the general public who visit us.

We are closely following the guidance of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as well as that of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

So as we PAUSE for visitors for now, we want you to know that your edutainment is also still top-of-mind. We have online activities for children that are housebound and learners needing support with their school work. We will share these shortly on our social media platforms and we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and subscribe to our newsletter.

Let’s keep in touch!

Importantly, at this difficult time we would like to thank the following organisations, without whom we would not be able to provide the interactive learning opportunities and resources to the many publics we serve:
Western Cape Education Department, Department of Science and Innovation, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, Sabina Plattner African Charities, Leadership for Conservation in Africa, Google, Astron Energy, HCI Foundation, Lasec Laboratory Supplies, BMS Education, SAP, Microsoft, The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Concor Construction, RSA Litho and the various donors and trusts that continue to support us.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all health workers and authorities caring for our well-being at this time. Wishing all our fellow South Africans and the global community at large a safe journey ahead.

Your Cape Town Science Centre Team

Contact us on 021 300 3200 or
Bookings – Tasneem on 083 276 9508
Science Centre Manager – Akash on 082 292 7485
Director – Julie on 083 276 9501