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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:30

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Interactive and fun for the kids

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... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Nico C
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
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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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1 Thank Nico C
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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1 Thank clairehager
Johannesburg, South Africa
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196 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Susan V
South Africa
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108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Allansabroad
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Renate O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Safe parking. Had to find someone to pay the entrance fee. Lots to do whether pensioners or children.

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1 Thank 991cr
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

we were here for bodies exhibit, so did not do much else, but it seems like a place worth stopping by. I have been to few similar Centers in the US and this one on par in terms of material, set up and the quality of information.

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2 Thank ThePr0fe550r
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

What a great adventure for kids. They get to learn about science through games and great interactivity from magnetics to electricity to sound waves and whole lot more. Kids go ballistic for the mind boggling array of displays.

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1 Thank Heather R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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273 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I'm sure the Newtown location puts a lot of people off but it is very simple to find and not at all unsafe. Boomed parking right in front of the building as well. There is so much to do for children of all ages. Getting in was a bit of pain with a very slow system but the staff inside... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We enjoyed the overall experience of the interactive exhibits. One definitely needs at least 2 and a half hours to enjoy the various categories of science and technology. We were offered a tour guide at no extra cost and he was very helpful (albeit not as enthusiastic as he might have been). Finding the actual building with one way streets... More 

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