National History Museum

National Science Week activities at the Museum

Family Science day

National Science Week (2 to 7 August) is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST). It is intended to contribute to the awareness of science and to expose the public, educators and learners to science-based careers.

Activities presented by the National Museum to celebrate National Science Week include science-based presentations to several school groups and on Saturday 7 August, a Family Science Open Day will be held.

The Family Science Open Day will start with a Science Café at 09h00, with discussions on “The role of science in economic development”. At 11h30 a film on global warming awareness “An Inconvenient Truth – a global warning” by Al Gore will be shown. The last session, starting at 14:00 will feature a National Geographic documentary on human evolution, entitled “Tiny Humans – Finding Hobbits in Flores”.

All activities will take place at the National Museum, 36 Aliwal Street, and is free of charge, but booking is essential. To book, contact Tebogo Mohlakane-Mafereka at 051 447 9609 or 082 941 7387 or tebogo [dot] mohlakane [at] nasmus [dot] co [dot] za.