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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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Top notch educational play centre

Living in South Africa I always found many of our attractions not so very impressive. The Sci- Bono Centre however is cost effective and allows for hours of interesting walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
Melissa377
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Living in South Africa I always found many of our attractions not so very impressive. The Sci- Bono Centre however is cost effective and allows for hours of interesting walk about and play time for children. Thoroughly enjoyed playing a mind game against my daughter and watching my son play a soccer challenge game. The staff were friendly and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Having been to Sci Bono on many occasions, we have always had positive and enjoyable experiences. The holiday programs, in particular, are very well put together. The itinerary itself is well planned and caters for everybody on a given day. They were emailed to us prior to the start of the holidays which came in useful for planning the day.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We just love Sci-Bono!!! My six year old son could spend the entire day here and ask to go back the next day!! We even had his party here this year!! It was well-organised and loads of fun!! Especially the exploding experiments!!

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Thank roxyruth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great educational entertainment for people of different ages. They use games as a method to understand science. Great fun!

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Thank Sade B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Have been there many times for various events : Body World etc. Very interesting to see various "experiments" that demonstrate electricity etc.

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Thank SueG805
Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We went there for another exhibition but were very surprised about the Sci Bono. Very interactive for kids and also grown ups.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Had good fun here! Think I'll have to go again, not for the kids, but for me! What's nice about this place is that the kids get to touch and explore everywhere. Very interactive. I was with my niece (4) and nephew (6) and there was plenty for each of them to do. I would definitely recommend Sci-bono as an... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This facility is very good and cater for younger kids. It is very hands-on and the children will enjoy this.

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Sandton, Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

What an incredible expo, seeing the human body in sections and displayed.. Found it extremely interesting, especially being in the medical field, the aneurisms were the most interesting for me personally.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is something different the city of Joburg has to offer and it is suitable for all ages. It is more beneficial to the youth though. If you're taking smaller kids (under 12s), get ready for tons of questions. Enjoyable

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