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Yebo Gogga Yebo amaBlomo 2019

Dates: 7 – 12 May 2019 (Closed 8 May due to public holiday)
Time: 08:30 – 15:00 weekdays, 9:00 - 16:00 weekend 
Venue: Oppenheimer Life Sciences Building, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand

Facts and Fiction

In the world of nature there are many Myths people have come to believe, and many Truths so fantastic they are hard to believe. This Yebo we will bust some Myths and reveal some surprising Truths, all whilst experiencing the fun of discovery. It is also the international year of the fly. Flies are easy to hate, but an important part of life. They are the ulimate recyclers a very important source of food for many animals. Our knowledge of DNA and genetics owes much to the humble fruit fly.

We are planning to have lots of activities and interaction throughout the exhibition and a line up of facinating talks on the weekend. Sunday 12th is Mothersday, so why not bring the kids in the morning and give mom some 'me' time before spoiling her in some special way.  

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Weekend Programme

Saturday, 11 May 2019



The Cheetah

See Yeates the Cheetah and learn about these magnificent animals from the Ann van Dyk Cheetah centre.



Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - De Wildt


A 3 Dimensional Life.

3 dimensional printing is set to revolutionise life - from printing replacement parts at home to home made prosthesis perhaps?


 Al Plint


How would you like your caterpillars, Sir?

Insects are an important part of the diet of millions of people, and something to be avoided for millions more. Are they a food of the future, or will they be a food of the past? Taste mopani worms and termites.


 Donald McCallum


Sunday, 12 May 2019

Gardening for Butterflies

The vision of a beautiful garden includes birds, the buzz of bees as they collect nectar and the bright fluttering of butterflies. Very often the reality is that butterflies are missing. They are missing because the garden does provide their needs. A lot can be done to remedy this!  

Jan Praet


Dinosaur Myths and Truths

What were dinosaurs really like? What were their lives like? How does the new definitive dinosaur-like animal discovery from South Africa fit in?


Thabile Seerane 

Free entrance. ALL are welcome.