The Edible Element – holiday programme at the CTSC

The Cape Town Science Centre is celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table with a jam-packed holiday programme – daily hands-on workshops, busking, demonstrations, Camera Obscura Tours, Science Shows, a variety of holiday clubs and so much more.

Workshops include Edible Slime, Flying Marshmallows, Oreo Moon Phases, To “vein” to “leaf”, Static Butterfly to name just a few. Daily demonstrations in The Science Corner on fascinating topics! Experience a Plant Dissection, Kitchen Chemistry, Under the Microscope and more. Download the full holiday programme here.


  • Camera Obscura – Daily @ 12:00 & 15:00 Have you ever taken a tour of the city while standing on one spot? Join us on one of our Camera Obscura tours for a 360° view of the surrounding area. Listen out for announcements to join the tour. Please note that this activity is weather dependent.
  • Science Show – Daily @ 13:00 The CTSC Science Show is one of the best in the country and recently featured as a headline edutainment feature at the SciFest Africa National Science Festival. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our daily lives.
  • Cub Wednesday Cubs, Brownies and Scouts from any pack will be given free entry to the Cape Town Science Centre on Wednesday, 25 September provided they come dressed in their Cub, Brownie or Scouts uniform.
Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory
Youth (3-18) - R75 / Adult - R75 / Pensioner - R35 / Family Package (4 people) - R265 / Group (10 or more) - R65 pp
021 300 3200

Event date(s)

21 September 2019 - 9:00am - 30 September 2019 - 4:30pm

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