The Element of Discovery – Your journey to discovery starts here! 

We are celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table at the Cape Town Science Centre with a jam-packed holiday programme. Check out the edutaining activities we have on offer for the duration of the school holidays – daily hands-on workshops, busking, outdoor activities, demonstrations, Camera Obscura Tour, Science Shows and so much more.

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Mini Maker Club
Unleash your inner maker! Design and build your own
traffic lights, tinker with aerodynamics, explore 3D printing
and much more. The maker movement has become a
global phenomenon where kids develop their critical
thinking, creativity and collaborative skills in an innovative
hands-on environment. This club will include a take-home
kit to ensure that the maker experience continues at home.

DATES: 19 & 20 March 2019
TIMES: 10:00 – 13:00
AGES: Suitable for Ages 7 – 12
COST: R650 (non-members) ● R550 (CTSC members) 
BOOKINGS: (max 20 kids for club)

Let’s Code Holiday Club:
Coding is the new cool! Highly creative, collaborative and good fun. Join the Cape Town Science Centre’s Let’s Code Holiday Club – we will explore both object orientated coding (Scratch) and text-based coding (Python). The club will nurture their 21st Century skills as they go about enhancing their coding literacy. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire basic coding skills in a relaxed and creative environment – 12 hours of coding fun over a 4 day period and the opportunity to explore the rest of the Cape Town Science Centre’s offerings.

A BIT ABOUT PYTHON: Python is one of the most universal coding languages which is freely available. It is able to solve a computer problem with as much ease as writing out a story, the only difference is the language that the story is told in. The universal nature of Python allows the code to run on almost any computer without any changes needed.

DATES: 26 – 29 March 2019
TIMES: 10:00 – 13:00
AGES: Suitable for Ages 8+
COST: R600 (non-members) ● R500 (CTSC members)
BOOKINGS: (max 20 kids for club)


CAMERA OBSCURA – Daily @ 12:30 & 15:00
Did you know that the Cape Town Science Centre is host to one of only four Camera Obscuras in South Africa? Step into our
“Camera Room” and take a 360° tour of the city while standing on one spot.

SCIENCE SHOW – Daily @ 13:00
Some call it magic, we call it science. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our
daily lives.

Cubs, Brownies and Scouts from any pack will be given free entry to the CTSC on Wednesday 20 & 27 March 2019 provided they come dressed in their Cub, Brownie or Scouts uniform.