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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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Sandton, South Africa
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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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New York
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went to see Body World at this science venue. What an experience ! Walked around for two and a half hours totally entranced by what makes up our bodies. The portable listening devices really help as well. Highly recommended

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Thank petrie866
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

There is so much to do at Sci-bono for children of different ages and adults. I was impressed to see that they had a holiday program to provide computer programming training at no cost.

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Thank Fyela73
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is definitely a not to be missed experience! For an interesting and knowledge gaining experience - a must see!

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