From the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, comes H20 Today, an exhibition about all things water. The water exhibition highlights the beauty of water and urgently reminds us of the importance of water in our lives.
With the midsummer just behind us, Gauteng residents are warned of a pending water crisis: the Vaal dam is just over 50% full, compared to 78% in 2019. H2O Today explores our water sources in a modern way, through a combination of art, science and technology.
There are guided tours and theatre performances every Monday to Saturday, which double up as guides, bringing the show to life.
Features of the exhibition include the largest 3D waterfall in the world, 3D whales and turtles and H2Art, an area that allows young people to express their ideas about saving water using water paints to do so.
With this exhibition, Sci Bono Discovery Centre also launches an exciting first for the Gauteng Our AccessAbility programme that focuses on the needs of young people with additional needs. For two days each month from February 2020, there are programmes with sign language performances for hearing challenged learners and programmes for young people with autism. There is also a sensory room for learners. From March 2020 there is a “theatre of the mind “ which is an aural experience for young visitors who are visually impaired.
The AccessAbility dates for February 2020 are Wednesday, 12 February (school groups) and Sunday, 16 February (public ). March 2020 dates are Wednesday 11 March (schools) and 15 March (public).
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Helen Joseph St, Newtown
Time: Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat & Sun 9am to 4.30pm
Cost: Adults: R60 | Pensioners/students/children: R40 | Family ticket: R180 | Public schools: R21 | Private schools: R35