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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

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Address: Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
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0722709820
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Kids will love it here!

Exploring Joburg, I had to visit this science center. There are many cool do it yourself science experiments and practical things to do there. It is more directed towards kids... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
MariusJacobs
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Centurion, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Exploring Joburg, I had to visit this science center. There are many cool do it yourself science experiments and practical things to do there. It is more directed towards kids though, so don't forget the little ones at home. There is even a play area for kids and a small cafe to buy a bit to eat.

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Johannesburg
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the best activities to do with younger children (aged say 5-11) - they love the interactive displays and learn while playing - great for a rainy miserable day.

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Thank Libra24
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was blown away by the experience at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. First of all it is very cheap, but don't let that fool you into thinking it is not worth your time. We only had 1½ hours but you definitely need more time to see everything. I wonder how I went through high school science without ever visiting this wonderful... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to Sci-Bono is the perfect rainy day activity. Entrance is affordable, but you will pay extra for additional workshops and activities. Cost was R10 per activity but this optional. There's definitely alot to ans takes up an entire day. The kids ages 6, 8, 11 and 12 had a blast. Even us adults found things to do. Food... More 

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Thank Skuce1977
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the centre and the entire initiative surrounding it. The children couldnt get enough. The few things of concern: 1. The security lady behind the reception table fighting at the top of her voice with someone over the phone, despite the fact that there are people around her 2. The people working at the centre, sitting around busy on... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went there this morning with my 2.5yr old son. There was a lot to see, but most were a bit advanced for him. Will definitely go back in about a year or so. One suggestion - they need to direct or insert better signage within the venue as this will really assist in getting around. Price for admission is very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Took my 3 kids - ages 1 to 4, and they loved it. Some things were beyond them but still plenty to see, play and do there - very reasonable entrance fees too. The hot air ballon and building section were the favorites.

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Thank Nicolle T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Passed by Sci-Boo to see what they do for kids and what's to learn....interesting place to spend a day for children.

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Centurion, South Africa
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185 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Yes everyone who has even the slightest inclination towards anything sciencey must go here, there are awesome things to do and see and learn, learning with fun at all ages.

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Thank BenSymington
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful outing where you can experience science in action. Practical and interesting for young and old.

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