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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:30

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Great for kids

A hidden gem for your ten year old kid - loads of interactive exhibits. Its location in inner-city Jozi probably makes it slightly less on the main route for many people, but on... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2013
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

A hidden gem for your ten year old kid - loads of interactive exhibits. Its location in inner-city Jozi probably makes it slightly less on the main route for many people, but on the plus side that means it is usually not crowded either.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Just go and go and have some child like fun for the day. Discover and see some of the things you always wondered about, how it works ? Make sure you take the whole family !!

Thank Safari M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

So much to see and so much still being added. A fun experience for children and adults. We were there during the morning in a school week and the Centre was FULL of exploring children who were in awe of what they say.

Thank Time_Traveller061
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

A really worthwhile excursion with kids of all ages. Good effort is made to keep the exhibits entertaining, stimulating and interactive. The relatively newly added dinosaurs proved to be a hit with the children too. Entry fees are negligible and extremely good value. Workshops were included when we went and were very well done.

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Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Really entertaining for the kids and adults alike. True value for money. Inter-active exhibits just add to the fun. Make sure to take a bit of extra cash for the hands on demo classes that available.

Thank Razia K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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236 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Lot's of interactive experiments to play with and be entertained. Most times there is also an exhibition included in the ticket price.

Thank Sarah S
Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Sometimes on a day off or during a trip, you just need a way to entertain children for a few hours. This seemed like a very constructive way to do so. Sci-Bono is touted as South Africa's largest science center. Apparently, along with the tourism aspect of the attraction, it also serves an educational role in the community by offering... More 

Thank RamblinIman

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