Reminder: Family BINGO Evening this Thursday
Bingo was originally used by the Germans as a way to teach children numbers and history.
You can WIN great prizes!
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Cost: R30 per person
Book: Webtickets ( -100 tickets only!
Celebrate the holidays with your family with a fun filled Bingo evening at the Cape Town Science Centre. Yummy snacks & drinks will be for sale.

Don’t miss Professor Robin Grimes at the Cape Town Science Centre
Thursday, 10 July at 13:30
A Talk with Demonstrations for All Ages
Crystals are like people, it is their imperfections that make them interesting …
During this talk, demonstrations are used to help explore the world of crystal imperfections. Some defects will actually be visible. Others will be understood in terms of analogies. Historically, such demonstrations have played an important role in advancing our understanding of defect motion and stability. More recently the key to investigating defects has been to combine atomic scale computer simulation with experimental data. For all of us the aim remains the same: to develop new material with enhanced or even new properties.
BOOKINGS: Please call 021 300 3200 or email to make your booking. There is no charge to attend this talk but there are limited seats available.
More info on Prof Robin Grimes
Professor Robin Grimes is a nuclear energy specialist, currently Professor of Materials Physics at Imperial College. He has been Director of the Imperial Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College, London, since 2008 and became Director of the Imperial College Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in Nuclear Engineering in 2010. He is also Principal Investigator of the Research Council’s UK Nuclear Fission Champion consortium Project.
Prof. Grimes has advised the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into nuclear research requirements, and was part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) which provided official advice on the 2011 Fukushima disaster. He has considerable experience of high-level international work with HMG, including overseas missions to Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan. Prof Grimes is also the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA), and is responsible for providing advice to the Foreign Secretary, Ministers and officials on science, technology and innovation. His role is to ensure that our work on key issues undergoes proper scientific challenge, and to strengthen the scientific and engineering capacity within the Foreign Office. The CSA works closely with the cross-government community of Chief Scientific Advisers and the wider UK and international academic science community.

Fishy Flippers is back at the Cape Town Science Centre
FISHY FLIPPERS is an interactive, spontaneous and playful storytelling show, about a boy who finds a penguin on his doorstep. The clowns invite the audience to explore the shores of their imagination as the boy and the penguin set off on an adventure in search of home, only to find it within each other. This is a story of an unusual and delightful friendship, told by two (very silly) clowns!
But what happens when two clowns try to tell a story? Do they lose the plot? How do they find it again and what happens when they fall face first into it? Banana and Nabia play with the audience to create a unique show every time.
Dates: Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 July 2014
Time: 10:30
Bookings: 021 300 3200 or 
Brought to you by CREATIVE BEANS, this award-winning clown and storytelling show for children has been performed internationally since 2011. In 2013 Fishy Flippers won the Audience Favourite award at Musho! Festival and went on to enjoy great success during the ASSITEJ Family Season in the Western Cape. The show was created and performed by Nadia Woodward (clown & performer from South Africa) and Annabel Morgan (clown & storyteller from Swaziland), in collaboration with Clowns Without Borders South Africa.
50% of profits go to Clowns Without Borders South Africa (