Science centres are educational museums where kids can take part in a variety of interactive games to discover and explore the magic of the world around them. Great entertainment for adults and kids alike!
Information on science centre activities for kids in South Africa
Will Your Kids Enjoy Science Centre Activities?
Do your kids love to learn and play? They will probably enjoy a trip to a science centre. Packed full of kids' activities, interactive exhibits and multimedia games, your children can have fun learning the magic of science.
There are many benefits to taking your children to a science centre. They can provide:
- A diverse educational experience - kids can learn about nature, space, technology and much more.
- A great indoor activity - good for rainy or hot days when kids can't play outside.
- A creative environment - lots of opportunities for children to use their imaginations to create and build.
- A basis upon which to build team skills - games often have an element of co-operation or encourage kids to play in teams.
Worried your child could get bored? Even if your kids aren't normally into science, there will be plenty to keep them interested: think animations, interactive games, kids' workshops, and simulation games. No matter what age, your child should find something to amuse and stimulate them. If your kids have trouble staying focused for long periods, best to plan a short visit at first.
If you are interested in planning a trip to a science centre, keep in mind school holidays and weekends can get very busy. Many science centres have cafes and kids' play areas, and some have picnic areas for you to bring your own food. It is always a good idea to check before taking any food in. Flash photography is usually not allowed.
Organise a trip to your local science centre!
Not sure if there is a science centre near you? They are located in most major cities but a quick check of our ActiveActivities directory can point you in the right direction. Admission costs vary from R40-R80 per adult. Kids' entry is usually half price, and you can usually take advantage of family discounts. Most science centres are open all year round, with the exception of some public holidays.
No science centre in your area? If your kids are keen to learn more about science they might enjoy a trip to an observatory or museum instead.
Whatever your child's scientific inclinations might be, a visit to a science centre can satisfy their curiosity and stimulate their interest in the world around them. You might even learn a thing or two!