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

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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... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Piyush G
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Sandton, South Africa
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Took kids to Sci Bono. Aged 9-10. 2 boys and 2 girls. They had lots of fun. Joined BASF team for experiments and really enjoyed. Very save. Kids walked around on their own and enjoyed all the stations. Coffee shop available. 2 hrs too short however. Planning to go back. Staff all around to assist kids.

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Thank elmien2
Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Sci-Bono is a decent science centre (the only one in Johannesburg) that seems to keep the kids happy for an afternoon with some informative and interactive exhibitions. Some people say it is located in a dodgy area of Johannesburg, but we have never had any problems. They also offer kids' birthday party packages and we have been to a few... More 

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Thank TravelOften1968
New York
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Many different activities for kids, building, electricity, microscopes, magnets, water etc. Building is an old warehouse and we needed coats. Can only eat in designated area on the ground floor - this does ensure exhibits are kept clean. Staff did help when asked Got a bit noisy as there were many school trips

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Thank Cidinka
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lots of activities, Kids don't get bores as I thought when is science related, A must see place, Just the parking area was a bit not well organised , but is not a train-smash.

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Thank Nick_Ver0
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Being a bit on the old side you get taken along with for the grandkids birthdays. Great place in Johannesburg to take the younger visitors lots to keep them busy. There are many interactive displays for all ages. Parking is safe but it is a good idea to take some snacks along as the shack bar was not so good.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I recently visited Sci-Bono with my children, aged 5 & 7. There is save parking and everyone is very friendly and helpful. There is a variety of displays and interactive experiments for children to explore. My children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A big hit for them was the wall building at the Murray & Roberts display and the young scientist exhibition.... More 

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Thank Joanita R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The first time we visited Sci-Bono we were unsure as to what we should expect - we absolutely loved the experience. So much so that we have visited this wonderful down town experience several times. The centre is an interactive delight for young people (and adults) and hosts fabulous exhibits which children are encouraged to engage with in a tactile... More 

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