H2O Today is creating waves of excitement! The Smithsonian’s H2O TODAY brings a thrilling, fully interactive exhibition with a number of world firsts ever for a travelling exhibition. 

It highlights the beauty of water while reminding 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 2018. Coincidentally, H2O Today (organised by SITES) explores our water sources, making sure your kid knows where the water in the tap comes from! 

It’s modern, and upbeat, with a fascinating combination of art, science and technology. Par excellence!

Smithsonian’s H2O Today

Where: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown (safe parking available)

When: daily from 9am – 5pm, until March 2020

Cost: from R40 (various packages available for learners and families)

H2O Today Exhibition Activities

First time ever at the Smithsonian exhibition:

Paint Zone 

H2Art is abuzz with creative excitement for kids. This zone connects the sciences with creative thinking, allowing kids to express their reaction to all things water by painting their impressions.

Guided tours and theatre

A troupe of actors, from the Market Theatre Lab, double up as guides, bringing the show to life. Enjoy two hilarious yet informative musical theatre productions with water themes from Monday to Saturday. Fun games, puzzles and touch screens make it all the more real.

3D artwork

This collaboration is another world first! Look forward to striking imagery and video clips which include:

      • The largest 3D waterfall in the world; so real you can feel the spray of the Victoria Falls!
      • 3D endangered whale species, 
      • 3D crocodiles
      • and a 3D greenback turtle.

#ThinkWater Initiative

As part of the Smithsonian’s #Thinkwater initiative, the exhibition dives into what it means to live on planet Earth – the water planet.

Did you know? 71 percent of Earth’s surface is covered in water, but, less than 3 percent is drinkable. 

This intriguing exhibition reveals:

The importance of water in daily life worldwide

Be it waterpower, industry, agriculture or home use – we all NEED water.

The science of water

Explore everything! From the water cycle, weather and climate to water’s physical power as an architect and sculptor of landscape. Learn about rising tides and sea level rise.

Water as a way of life

After all, water is our home. Amazingly there are many ways in which water has shaped culture over the years.

Innovative solutions

Sparking new solutions to some of the world’s greatest water challenges.

Bookings and Contact Details

Call 011 639 8400

Or visit Sci-Bonoa world-class science centre that supports maths, science and technology education. 

The centre is an ideal family destination on weekends with regular interactive theatre shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 1pm.


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