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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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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Brigs H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank blondiej9
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank MasterZu
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Great to see this old school science, technology and history without using Google. A must see for everyone, no matter what age. Also hosting Body works currently, amazing

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Thank Stoemie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Must take your kids here. They also host kids parties. Its hours of entertainment and learning for kids of many ages. Especially on a cold or wet JHB day. Safe parking.

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Thank JPRinZA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Took grandchildren to Sci-Bono and found I was just as interested as they were in the exhibits. Makes science hands-on (literally - all sorts of things to do and try) and this is an impressive collection of experiments laid out to explain so much to enquiring minds. From a great Lego stand for the smallies and Lego-lovers to a vast... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It's a great place to get kids to understand science a bit better. Took my pre-teen girls and they enjoyed it.

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Thank mosesd780
Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Really nice for the kids and lots of educational interactive stations. There is safe and secure parking available. Staff if friendly and very helpful. The only negative really is that the refreshments at the venue is not really up to the task - the serving area is too small for the number of visitors. It is still worth a visit... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Huge compliment to the team at Sci-Bono. I had my son’s birthday party there yesterday morning and it was fantastic. Sci-Bono is so well run, the facilities are exceptional and the entire event was so well-co-ordinated. We had a brilliant tour where we interacted with the exhibits, and then finished with an experiment display. After the party, we went on... More 

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