Weekend programme at the CTSC

‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ – weekend workshops at the CTSC celebrate the wonders and phenomena of our Earth. Sat 4/Sun 5, at 11h00 and 15h00.



The Cape Town Science Centre is celebrating our Earth and all the wonders and phenomenon’s that come with it. Join them as they uncover some of these wonders.

Saturday 4 February

11h00 Temperaments of tectonic plates (Entry fee only | all ages)
Learn about how the movement of tectonic plates affects the earth and make an erupting volcano.

15h00 Does size matter? (Entry fee only | all ages)
Using balloons and nails, enjoy a very loud demonstration about the relationship between pressure, volume and surface area.

Sunday 5 February

11h00 Scary scarecrows (Entry fee only | all ages)
Have you ever driven past a farm and seen the scary man standing in the fields? What is a scarecrow and how does it work? Make a scarecrow to take home with you.

15h00 Why is the sky blue? (Entry fee only | all ages)
Using water, torches and lenses, discover why the sky appears blue during the day and how we get such beautiful sunsets.

Weekend regulars

12h00 and 14h00 Camera Obscura shows (weather-dependent)
Take a tour of the city while standing on one spot – join a Camera Obscura tour for a 360° view of the surrounding area. Listen out for announcements to join the tour.

13h00 Science show
Daily science shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our daily lives.

Opening hours
Mondays to Saturdays: 09h00 – 16h30
Sundays and public holidays: 10h00 – 16h30

Entry fees
Youth (3-18): R 50
Adult: R 50
Pensioner: R 25
Family package (four people) R 180
Groups (10 or more) R 45pp

Contact details

Web: http://ow.ly/yAtF308zEVl
Email: admin@ctsc.org.za
Tel: 0213003200
Where: 370B Main Road, Observatory