MTN Sciencentre, Canal Walk

IMPORTANT NOTICE - The MTN Sciencentre have relocated to new premises in front of Groote Schuur Hospital. They have also changed their name to The Cape Town Science Centre (Click here to see the new page).

The MTN Sciencentre situated in Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town, is an interactive science centre.

Through the use of hands-on exhibits children (yes mom and dad, you'll enjoy it as well) are taught that science, maths and technology are fun.

MTN Sciencentre, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Apart from the permanent exhibitions, the centre hosts regular travelling exhibitions.

The top 10 permanent exhibitions are:

  • The Electric Train to Table Mountain
  • The Audio Kinetic Sculpture - see and hear science
  • Mindball - control a ball with your brain waves
  • The Ericsson Giant Cell Phone - call a friend
  • The Canon Camera Obscura - a room-sized pinhole camera
  • The Mars Rover - explore space
  • The Human Gyroscope - experience weightlessness
  • Head-on-a-plate - lose your head
  • Murray and Roberts Building Site - construction site
  • Puzzling Things - challenge your mind

The Experilab Science Shop sells toys and gadgets including specialised board games and puzzles, school project kits, slime & sea monkeys!

MTN Sciencentre, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape TownExperilab Science Shop, MTN Sciencentre, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town
The entranceToys in the Experilab Science Shop

Useful Information

09:00 - 18:00 Sunday - Thursday
09:00 - 21:00 Friday - SaturdayClosed Christmas Day


021 529 8100

407 Canal Walk Shopping Centre (Upper level, Entrance 5)
Century City

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