National History Museum

National Science Week

National Science Week

National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and role players conducting science-based activities.  National Science Week will take place simultaneously at multiple sites in all nine provinces.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF), acts as project manager for National Science Week 2011.

The focus week will run from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 August 2011.  National Science Week is intended to expose the public, educators and learners to science, engineering and technology awareness and science-based careers.

The National Museum, Bloemfontein will celebrate National Science Week as follows:

  1. Selected schools have been invited to attend presentations at the Museum from Monday 1 to Friday 5 August 2011.
  2. Families are invited to the Family Science Open Day on 6 August 2011.  Entry to this event is free, but booking is essential.  


Please book by calling Mr Tebogo Mohlakane-Mafereka at 051-447 9609 or 081 326 2210 or tebogo [dot] mohlakane [at] nasmus [dot] co [dot] za

The Family Science Open Day will start with a Science Café (discussion session) at 09h00 with the topic “The role of Science in economic development”.  The 11h30 session will feature a DVD on global warming awareness, entitled: “An Inconvenient Truth – a global warning” by Al Gore.  Snacks and cool drinks will be on sale at the Museum Shop.