A place for the science guy (and girl)

10 October 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel To make a lifelong passion of collecting, curating, compiling and displaying of different objects that
will fascinate the scientifically inclined a reality, a Natural Science Museum was registered in
Windhoek.
“We would like to inspire the youth to think about committing to a scientific career rather than
becoming YouTube stars or Idol singers,” Alfred Schultz, who submitted the application for the
Creation Science and Museum, said.
This museum will be open for anyone of any age with an interest in natural sciences including
geology, palaeontology, ornithology, botany and fauna. Naturally, the museum will not only be of
interest for locals, but will be open to tourists as well.
Schultz said that although his application was approved by City Council, the team is waiting for final
approval from the Minister of Trade and Industry.
At the moment the project is privately funded but they are open to investors due to the high cost
involved in such an endeavour.
“We don’t know yet how long it will take for the museum to open but we hope that in will be up and
running within a year,” he said, adding that it depends on funding.
Although they are planning a botanical garden as part of the museum, the current water restrictions
shouldn’t have an impact of the project. “We will be displaying desert-adapted plants that don’t
need much water. It will also be after the next rainy season which we, like most Namibians, hope will
be a good one.”
Although the team submitted the application to City Council in 2013 already, they presume the
leasing demand for land in the City is very high, which caused the delay in approval.

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