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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
+27 72 270 9820
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Learning through Play

We went with kids ranging from 2 to 9 years and there was something for all. They learnt... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Christi L
Unfriendly staff

Our visit to the Sci-Bono was spoiled by the unfriendly staff at the coffee shop, who not only... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
dwagner101
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Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
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"interactive displays"
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"great outing"
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"great for kids"
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"walked around"
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"year olds"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

ive been there and wont return.. its interesting, but nothing amazing. Clean and neat though. Parking is not that save

Thank vangovender
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

a great place to entertain the kids for the holidays. for those inquiring minds there are tons of experiments and little things that will keep the kids busy.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The exihibits are very good, not broken and out dated, no far for JHB residents. good day out for the entire family

Thank raymond_warrener
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khursheed1
14 July 2017|
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Response from WendyN1604 | Reviewed this property |
not sure! maybe check directly with them before you go. enjoy the visit
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ElAnHil
14 October 2015|
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Response from Skuce1977 |
Yes they do. There are security guards at the entrance and also walking around the parking lot
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