MTN ScienCentre in Cape Town
It doesn’t what age you are, this is something you have to experience. Parents, take your kids for an unforgettable experience – one you will enjoy with them. And you don’t need to have kids as an excuse to visit the centre.
Spend a day with a friend and learn things that will inspire you! Everyone will be enthralled for hours, with the ‘hands-on’ displays at the most fascinating place in Africa. Africa’s first world-class science centre is situated at Shop 407 at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town.
You can experience a real moon walk by bouncing around with no gravity, or you can play a harp with no strings – only lasers. You can land a satellite in a space simulator, or listen and learn about things such as why wheels don’t have to be round.
Did you know that NASA invented a special pen so astronauts could write upside-down in zero-gravity? The Russians just used pencils!
There are more than 280 exhibits that will keep you engrossed for hours. There is a camera – the Canon Camera Obscura – which is a room sized pinhole camera which provides spectacular 360 degree views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and more.
This truly is a place where you can have fun, while learning about scientific discoveries and technological innovations. It is not just a playground, but a playground of learning!
Find the centre at 407 Canal Walk, Century City, Cape Town, where your easiest access is upper level entrance 5.
Enquire about group rates also and don’t miss the explosive Science Shows every Saturday at 13:00 and during school holidays. This should definitely be a priority on your to-do list!