The Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! exhibition, brought to you by National Geographic, in partnership with Sci-Bono, will open at the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Centre in Johannesburg on 16 June 2019. For the first time on the African continent, this engaging and interactive exhibition will give young minds the opportunity to explore our amazing and very weird world. Based on the wildly successful Nat Geo Kids magazine feature and a best-selling series of books, the facts and interactive features cover a broad range of topics including science, food, pop culture, and more.
Did you know that girls have more taste buds than boys do? Or that slugs have 3,000 teeth and four noses? And who knew that gorillas burp when they’re happy? Kids, and adults alike, are invited to celebrate everything Weird But True! through wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning photos, graphics, games and installations.
Located in the old Electric Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg, Sci-Bono is the largest science centre in South Africa and hosts interactive exhibitions, and learning programmes, offering visitors an opportunity to engage with science and technology in a hands-on and experiential way.
“For over 130 years, National Geographic has been inspiring the explorer in all of us. Through our partnership with Sci-Bono we hope to nurture a new generation of explorers to take us further in the fields of science and technology. This initiative aims to inspire both young and old to explore our world in an engaging and fun-filled way. We could not be more excited” – Evert Van Der Veer, General Manager, Fox Networks Group: Africa.
Just in time for the mid-year school holidays, the Nat Geo Kids Weird but True! exhibition will be open from 16 June 2019 until 14 January 2020.