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Cape Town Science Centre

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A great place to take the kids (of all ages)

An interesting learning experience that is fun for all the family. We were enthralled for a couple... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
theoverberg
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
great rainy day activity for kids

Affordable science center with lots of interactive exhibits. A few are broken but the majority are... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
kerrysidwellwilson
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 Mar 2018
“A great place to take the kids (of all ages)”
26 Aug 2018
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370B Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely no interaction with staff at all - they are too busy chatting to each other! No interest in customers. The box seating by the perpetual motion exhibit is broken, my husband and daughter fell into the box - he told a guy that it...More

Thank Judylovesholidays
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We are supporters of and love spending time in the Science Centre but our recent attempt to visit the Robotics Drop-in Centre left us unenthused. The usual female staff are lovely and welcoming.. the tall student who we've seen there before, was not, again. Lacking...More

Thank katechi2014
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the science center today. Building looked neglected outside. The exhibits were the same old ones from canal walk venue. Some of them were dirty ...are these things sanitised after all the obvious handling??? The foyer where the bookings had to be done was very...More

Thank CherylS3057
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I was initially disappointed that the exhibits are the same ones that were in canal walk over ten years ago. The bottle rocket was (just) tied together with duct tape and the building bricks were all looking very old and tired. The soft yellow 'hard...More

Thank JennyandMarc2016
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting for kiddies. Magic/ science shows. Lots to see and learn. The kids had so much fun exploring the science center.

Thank Rosheen H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

An interesting learning experience that is fun for all the family. We were enthralled for a couple of fun-filled hours - a different hands-on time for kids of all ages!

Thank theoverberg
Reviewed 16 January 2018

I've often driven past this building but have actually never taken the time to go inside. My eldest daughter had been there with her school and had nagged that we go there, so today did just that. The outside of the building is rather nondescript,...More

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We could easily have spent half a day here if not longer! There are a huge selection of science based experiences for children and parents to enjoy. It is fascinating and such fun. There is a cafe with internet stations too. We took part in...More

Thank RobandJanet
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Affordable science center with lots of interactive exhibits. A few are broken but the majority are great fun. lots for little kids to interact with, but also more complex ideas for older kids. They had gyro's for R10 a try and workshops and talks. Really...More

Thank kerrysidwellwilson
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a gem hidden in Cape Town. It is for young kids ( say less than 10 years old but even 13-14 year olds will find it engaging). Dozens of exhibits showcase interesting science. They have been maintained well also. The staff is knowledgeable...More

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