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Address: 370B Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 300 3200
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09:00 - 16:30
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For children and adults alike

We had a quiet afternoon in Mowbray to fill and this was nearby - it was well worth visiting. There are a lot of exhibits to view with little that's 'done for' participants... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
DavidCLane
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Dewsbury
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Dewsbury
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had a quiet afternoon in Mowbray to fill and this was nearby - it was well worth visiting. There are a lot of exhibits to view with little that's 'done for' participants. Instead there are puzzles and activities. The accompanying café is simple and reasonably priced. Overall it was a pleasant afternoon and my 12 year-old son, who wondered... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Cape Town in July is rainy, so we decided to take our 8 and 9 year old to the science Centre, together with grandma. It has a rather tired exterior, but as we started exploring the different activities, we found ourselves carried away- the adults enjoyed the different mind puzzles, the kids enjoyed the mirrors, the construction site and the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Always a blast exposing kids to some of the scientific theories, experiments and awesome world knowledge out there. The Murray&Roberts building area has always been a firm favourite for my kids. Plenty to go through for both old and young. Building the Science Centre is in needs a tidy up no doubt. Coffee shop with refreshments.

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Thank MG051977
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Let's be honest here. If you rated this as a place to take your children, something is definitely wrong. Found the place unsafe and unhygienic. One corner under construction and some displays just empty.....standing there for no reason. Clearly to fill up the space I guess.

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Thank Neels K
Cusco, Peru
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Took our 5 year old daughter. She was more interested in the construction site than anything else, but great displays, maybe suited to older children, 7 or more years old. They have school visits which the kids seemed to really enjoy. Very interesting for adults too & good value.

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Thank MikeinCusco
Zurich, Switzerland
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378 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a perfect place to entertain children for a few hours with lots of interactive displays. During the holidays there are also added programs/classes for children. From a giro, to building projects to learning about sound, playing chess, looking at a huge model train set, learning about the stars and more! There is a basic cafe/tea room for tired... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Cape Town Science Centre is such a definite must see for all kids aged 3 to 103. There is something for everyone. Good laughs and thrills. Very educational too.

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Knysna
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The best R45 spent ever! Perfect for sunshine and rainy days. Interactive fun with some of the puzzles even boggling adult minds. Safe and clean with an affordable on site cafe offering light meals and delicious coffee. We were also entertained by a so called mad scientist who did a few demonstrations in her lab setup in the auditorium. After... More 

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Thank Yvonne V
Constantia, South Africa
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Loads of educational yet entertaining activities on offer for kids. This is a brilliant rainy day destination, as it is indoors. The kids will have a ball, and there is a small coffee shop where parents can rest their weary legs and grab a coffee (while still being able to keep an eye on the kids!) Excellent outing!

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Thank DianneG007
New York/Munich
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

If you don't visit too often, it's a great place for kids. We decided to purchase membership for the school holidays and was always pushing to go every day, especially since there's free internet for parents :-). However, I soon discovered that my kids were ok with going, maybe, twice a week but not everyday. They simply got too bored... More 

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