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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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Excellent Science Fair

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
MasterZu
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
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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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

What a wonderful place in the middle of grotty Joburg! At the moment it is hosting the wonderful bodies that are plastersized! Great fun and not grotesque. This place is the most amazing 'museum' in Joburg!

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South Africa
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108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My 9-year old daughter loved spending several hours exploring SciBono - I think she may be the perfect target audience although younger children love the construction area and older children and adults can take in more details. The variety of exhibits is well grouped into bite-sized themes (like electricity or mechanical mechanisms) and importantly, displays are hands-on. She left saying... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sci-Bono centre to view the Body Worlds exhibition that is currently there. The exhibition itself is fantastic and the centre is clean and in good condition, just have to drive through some dodgy areas of Joburg to get there and you do feel a bit unsafe there...

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