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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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+27 11 639 8400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:30

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Morning visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On our school tour, the students thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You could easily spend a day there. Lots to see and experience, even if you are not a scientist.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went with my kids and learnt a lot that is of biological, epistemological and healthy living. Definitely recommended. Difficult that I have to choose one of the dates in terms of a visit as I went there 2 years ago....

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Despite being in the "not so good" part of Johannesburg this is a very good outing for children! A fantastic leaning experience. Lots of "open areas" to still expand exhibitions inside. Well kept considering...

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Old attractions, nothing new. It was just OK kind of place. Not recommended for people who desire something good and new.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Sci-Bono discovery centre has been on my bucket list for a while now! The centre is filled with so many little exhibitions which were both interactive and educational. Had a lot of fun, even as an adult. Took is about 3.5 hours to get through everything! I would recommend a visit at least once in your life whether it... More 

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