Cape Town Science Centre

A school outing at the centre. Photo courtesy Bruno Sanchez-Andrade

The Cape Town Science Centre officially opened its doors at its new premises in Observatory on December 28, 2011, with a mission to make a hands-on contribution
to South Africa’s future by strengthening its science and technology culture through interactive methods of teaching.

The centre attracts between 126 000 and 138 000 visitors annually, and has more than 300 permanent interactive exhibits.

Visitors can expect a wide variety of interactive entertainment at the centre. From science shows to curriculum-based workshops and science camps, there is loads on offer. Make sure you visit the new outdoor area to see how the centre uses science to save water by harvesting rainwater; you can also test your adversaries on the giant chess set.

The Cape Town Science Centre offers free internet access to all visitors.

The centre is open Monday – Saturday from 09h00 to 16h30; and 10h00 to 16h30 on Sunday and  Public Holidays.

Entry Costs: 
Youth (3-18) - R45
Adult - R45
Pensioner - R25
Family Package (4 people) - R160
Group (10 or more) - R40 pp ( must be booked in advance). 

Take advantage of the annual membership fees, which allow unlimited entry to the centre for a year.

Membership prices:
Single - R280
Double - R480
Triple - R650
Quad - R725
Poly - R725 for the first 4 members, R160 per member thereafter.

Take advantage of the annual membership fees, which allow unlimited entry to the centre for a year.

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The Cape Town Science Centre officially opened its doors at its new premises in Observatory on December 28, 2011, with a mission to make a hands-on contribution to South Africa’s future by strengthening its science and technology culture through interactive methods of teaching.

The centre attracts between 126 000 and 138 000 visitors annually, and has more than 300 permanent interactive exhibits.

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