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Face Your Fears – Long Weekend Programme

27 Apr - 1 May

EXTENDED HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Face your fears web blokkieOur holiday programme was such a hit that we have decided to extend our Facing Your Fears programme for the rest of April as part of our weekend programme… Be sure not to miss out!

Weekend Regulars

Camera Obscura Tours
Daily @ 12:00 & 14:00 (weather dependant)
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.

Science Show
Daily @ 13:00
Some call it magic, we call it science. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our daily lives.

WORKSHOPS:

Thursday,27 April 

11:00 Apiphobia

(All ages ● entry fee + R5)
The fear of bees. Why are bees important to us? Life would be pretty dull without bees and other pollinators as they help produce so much of the food we eat on a daily basis. Join us and see how we can help bees and pollinators do their job.

15:00 Why so scared

(All ages ● entry fee only)
Join in a game of Fear Factor and put your fear response to the test. Your heart may beat faster, your palms may get sweaty and your tummy may even do a flip flop, discover why our body has this response.

Friday,28 April

11:00 Acrophobia

(Age 5+ ● entry fee only)
The fear of heights. Ever seen someone jumping off the mountain with a paraglider or parachute? They definitely don’t have a fear of heights but they are putting gravity and terminal velocity to the test. Build a parachute and put it to the test…

15:00 Astraphobia

(All ages ● entry fee only)
The fear of thunder and lightning. Have you ever been so scared during a thunder and lightning storm that you hide under your bed or run to your parent’s room? Let’s talk about thunder and lightning, why it happens, is it dangerous and is there really anything to be scared of. Get hands on with the van der Graaff generator.

Saturday,29 April

11:00 Venom vs poison

(Age 5+ ● entry fee + R5)
Are snakes poisonous or venomous? Discover the difference. Make a scary snake bite using household items and a bit of crafty magic.

15:00 Mysophobia

(All ages ● entry fee only)
The fear of germs. What are germs? Why is it important to know about them? Join in and see how germs can spread and why hand washing is so important.

Sunday,30 April

11:00 Ophidiophobia

(All ages ● entry fee only)
The fear of snakes. Why do snakes have scales? How are they different to humans? What makes them cool? Design and create a snake of your own.

15:00 Why so scared

(All ages ● entry fee only)
Join in a game of Fear Factor and put your fear response to the test. Your heart may beat faster, your palms may get sweaty and your tummy may even do a flip flop, discover why our body has this response.

Monday,1 May

11:00 Galeophobia

(All ages ● entry fee only)
The fear of sharks. Sharks generally look scary because of all their teeth. Did you know that sharks can grow up to 20,000 teeth in a lifetime. When one tooth breaks or falls out another tooth spins forward from the many rows of backup teeth and new ones keep growing. Construct a shark jaw using simple household equipment.

15:00 Nyctophobia

(All ages ● entry fee only)
The fear of the dark. If we had eyes as big as owls we would definitely not be scared of the dark. Discover how diurnal animals differ from nocturnal and enjoy a game of glow in the dark bowling.