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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

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Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
+27 72 270 9820
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Andrew M
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Wonderful fun

Took my 3 kids - ages 1 to 4, and they loved it. Some things were beyond them but still plenty to... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Nicolle T
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“all ages” (15 reviews)
“human body” (6 reviews)
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Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
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+27 72 270 9820
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"all ages"
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"human body"
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"interactive displays"
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"special events"
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"nieces and nephews"
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"great outing"
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"every age group"
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"rainy day"
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"great for kids"
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"year olds"
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"toasted sandwich"
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"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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"inner city"
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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...More

Thank Andrew M
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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.

Thank Nicolle T
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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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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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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

Thank 307jellybean
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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.

Thank rochelle3103
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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....

Thank Tzoro1
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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...

Thank Marelize_Schoeman
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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.

Thank Piyush G
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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...More

Thank kirstenw58
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khursheed1
14 July 2017|
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Response from WendyN1604 | Reviewed this property |
not sure! maybe check directly with them before you go. enjoy the visit
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ElAnHil
14 October 2015|
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Response from Skuce1977 |
Yes they do. There are security guards at the entrance and also walking around the parking lot
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519elizabeth
31 July 2015|
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Response from keithtatendachipope |
You are very welcome to visit us,you just need to make a scheduled visit and i hope you are aware of the fee.
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