We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Is this your business?
Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
+27 72 270 9820
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Nice show

It was a good display but not for the older kids who got a little bored. Keep it for the young and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KirstenLM11
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Very Educational if travelling with kids

My nephew had a blast with all the science projects he was testing out. I was impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Mufken1
Read all 204 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good54%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“all ages” (15 reviews)
“human body” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 72 270 9820
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Johannesburg
from US$178,50
More Info
from US$46,50
More Info
from US$89,60
More Info
from US$1 181,25
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (204)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"human body"
in 6 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 5 reviews
"special events"
in 3 reviews
"nieces and nephews"
in 2 reviews
"great outing"
in 8 reviews
"every age group"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"year olds"
in 4 reviews
"toasted sandwich"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"inner city"
in 2 reviews
"exhibition"
in 26 reviews
"school"
in 14 reviews
"experimenting"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a good display but not for the older kids who got a little bored. Keep it for the young and the eager, otherwise you wont end up staying long.

Thank KirstenLM11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My nephew had a blast with all the science projects he was testing out. I was impressed with the level of ease the models were set up for the children.

Thank Mufken1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I really would like to recommend to schools to send learners to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre especially those that are doing Science as a subject.

1  Thank Ann M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We went with kids ranging from 2 to 9 years and there was something for all. They learnt incidentally through experimenting and playing. Multiple levels, areas and exhibits meant the kids could move through the displays and keep their attention. The ladies at the coffee...More

Thank Christi L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Our visit to the Sci-Bono was spoiled by the unfriendly staff at the coffee shop, who not only charged us for a half a cup of boiling water to warm up our babies food, but also forced us to purchase over R30 of items in...More

Thank dwagner101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Was skeptical when we arrived, however it is brilliant. From the dinosaur exhibition to the planetarium, everything is very well displayed and incredibly informative! The coffee shop is the only thing that is disappointing, however if you are just grabbing a quick cool drink and...More

Thank ruggerob123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A really interesting place to visit with the kids (think the adults have just as much fun) - lots of hands on working exhibits that teach a lot of every day science. The exhibits are well marked and informative. And there's something for kids of...More

Thank Doc_sol78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took 24, 4 year olds and 14 , 5 year olds for an outing. it was wonderful. Wish we could have had more time as there was so much to do and see. The 'scientist' was especially amazing- his experiments were fantastic and the...More

Thank 887petraq
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went as a family with our 6year old and 8 year old, we all enjoyed our time there. we spent about 4hours there and the kids didnt want to leave. will definately reccommend it

Thank Taahir R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My kids LOVE Sci-Bono, and we go often.... great for adults too, loads to learn AND coffee available :-)

Thank Sandra B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 68 hotels in Johannesburg
City Lodge Hotel Newtown
20 reviews
.49 km away
Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
232 reviews
.62 km away
The Reef Hotel
480 reviews
.95 km away
The Bannister Hotel
183 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Urbanologi
154 reviews
.36 km away
Fishmonger
156 reviews
.30 km away
Little Addis
46 reviews
.85 km away
The Marshall
27 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Neighbour Goods Market
40 reviews
1.10 km away
Neighbourgoods Market
273 reviews
1.13 km away
Origins Centre Museum
208 reviews
1.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
khursheed1
14 July 2017|
Answer
Response from WendyN1604 | Reviewed this property |
not sure! maybe check directly with them before you go. enjoy the visit
3
Votes
ElAnHil
14 October 2015|
Answer
Response from Skuce1977 |
Yes they do. There are security guards at the entrance and also walking around the parking lot
2
Votes
519elizabeth
31 July 2015|
Answer
Response from keithtatendachipope |
You are very welcome to visit us,you just need to make a scheduled visit and i hope you are aware of the fee.
0
Votes
;