Cape Town Science Centre

Cape Town Science Centre, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Cape Town Science Centre Reviews: 4/5

Cape Town Science Centre
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Michelle P
George, South Africa7 contributions
Cape Town Science Centre Observatory
Dec 2019 • Family
Educational and lots of fun. Happened to stumble upon this gem. More for teens than younger children.
Written 8 January 2020
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Diedre Claassens
Germiston, South Africa23 contributions
Enjoyable
Nov 2019 • Family
Nice place to visit although it was in a crappy area. Science exibits where clean and most worked. Maybe only like 2 did not work which is amasing on its own. Went early in die morning and it was just us. Have a shop for sweets and drinks.

Take the risk and go. The kids do love it and you might too.
Written 22 December 2019
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MargaretCapeTown
Cape Town23 contributions
Our grandson’s first choice for an outing
Oct 2019 • Family
Two grandmothers took their grandchildren (6 and 4 year olds) to the Science Centre for the 3rd time recently. They love it, especially the 4 year old.
It is the ideal venue for children to explore and enjoy activities related to science.
We can thoroughly recommend it. There are young people available to help with equipment if needed.
Best to go early in the morning before the crowds arrive.
Written 9 October 2019
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Thank you so much for this 'thumbs up'. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 10 October 2019
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Elizabeth B
Hervey Bay, Australia80 contributions
Fun for young and old
Jul 2019
Great interactive displays which challenge adults as well as children. the Science show is well planned and carefully designed to switch kids on to Science - and to let some adults show off!
Written 15 August 2019
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Thank you for this lovely review. I hope we see you back again soon..... as they the science centre is for children of all ages!
Written 16 August 2019
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BizTravellerSA
Johannesburg, South Africa36 contributions
Great place for tweens and teens
Feb 2019 • Family
What a hidden gem! We spent a very happy three hours here, exploring and enjoying. Thanks to lovely staff - we enjoyed the show and the camera obscura.
Written 23 February 2019
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review!
Written 24 February 2019
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Judylovesholidays
83 contributions
Where are the staff
Aug 2018 • Family
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 was dangerous but he ignored him and put it back together- a while later I saw 2 children fall in!!
At least 5 exhibits out of commission.
Restaurant- we had to shout to catch attention of counter staff, one on his phone, other chatting to his friend in the kitchen.
Place needs a manager to wake everyone up!!
My daughter did enjoy some of the exhibits, but so much more could be done!
Written 26 August 2018
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Kate Chisholm
Cape Town, South Africa26 contributions
Fabulous science centre but robotics student staff member lacking
Aug 2018 • Family
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 enthusiasm and grace, we were left in the cold and debating the wisdom of returning. Working with children requires a level of care and a will to encourage a love of learning which seemed sadly lacking..
Written 25 August 2018
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Cheryl S
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Cheryl Solomons
Aug 2018 • Family
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 congested. I hope to return with my grandchildren sometime in the future.
Written 5 August 2018
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JennyandMarc2016
Cape Town, South Africa12 contributions
Overall good experience but exhibits are very old
Jul 2018 • Family
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 hats' were all broken and for R55 a ticket I would expect at least something like that could be replaced on a regular basis. Apart from all this, my four year old was still thoroughly entertained for 2.5 hours and the kitchen served good food and coffee.
Written 12 July 2018
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Rosheen H
Parow, South Africa134 contributions
Where fun and education meet
Dec 2017 • Family
Very interesting for kiddies. Magic/ science shows. Lots to see and learn. The kids had so much fun exploring the science center.
Written 23 June 2018
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Cape Town Science Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30


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