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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

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Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
+27 72 270 9820
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nothing special

ive been there and wont return.. its interesting, but nothing amazing. Clean and neat though... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
vangovender
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Sci Bono

a great place to entertain the kids for the holidays. for those inquiring minds there are tons of... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
sayedm306
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“all ages” (15 reviews)
“human body” (6 reviews)
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Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
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+27 72 270 9820
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"great outing"
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"every age group"
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"great for kids"
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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.

1  Thank sayedm306
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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

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very enjoyable especially for kids between say 7 and 10. even older if your kid is very curious about the world. Most displays work but a few can be worn out. Also keep an eye out for special events that they host.

Thank Roberto R
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We visited Sci Bono yesterday with our two kids - ages 10 and 7 for the holiday programme. The theme was biotech. Our kids went to 4 sessions and learnt about bio-robotics, bio-fuel, enjoyed the biotech science show, and learnt about blood type and blood...More

Thank Mehmoui
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The interactive nature of the displays and intriguing science and math challenges make the Sci-Bono centre a must visit for young and old alike. Future scientists and engineers can discover a passion here that will unlock their destiny. Hours of fun to be had. Interactive...More

Thank Zubair P
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We took my nieces and nephews (ranging in age from 3 to 12 years) for a day out and spend a couple of hours at Sci Bono where they had a great time. When we were just about to leave a science show was announced...More

Thank WendyN1604
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite indoor things to do with the kids. We have visited three times and the kids never get tired of it. Their favourite thing to do is "work on the construction" site on the entrance level. Best to leave this...More

1  Thank ColmanFam
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We wife and I had heard that the Discovery centre was a great way to pass time with our children. Arriving at the discovery centre, you felt as if you were arriving at antiquated and neglected facility. Upon entry, we realized that our first impressions...More

Thank Khalil H
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Sci-Bono, Manager at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Khalil. We apologize for the expereince. I am not aware that we had problems without water. Can you please indicate the date of your visit. Regards

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited the Sci-Bono Centre last year sometime. It was very interesting and full of information about the human body. All lifesize exhibits. You need about 2 hours to look around at all the exhibits.

Thank Diane A
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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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519elizabeth
31 July 2015|
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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.
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