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“A Must for all provinces”

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Ranked #19 of 184 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was blown away by the experience at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. First of all it is very cheap, but don't let that fool you into thinking it is not worth your time. We only had 1½ hours but you definitely need more time to see everything. I wonder how I went through high school science without ever visiting this wonderful place. Relevant for locals as well as tourists, young and old.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to Sci-Bono is the perfect rainy day activity. Entrance is affordable, but you will pay extra for additional workshops and activities. Cost was R10 per activity but this optional. There's definitely alot to ans takes up an entire day. The kids ages 6, 8, 11 and 12 had a blast. Even us adults found things to do. Food at the restaurant was pretty average. Our only gripe is that the activities are very unorganised ans often overlap. It's highly recommended that Sci-Bono have a map of things to do which will assist parents in planning the day better

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the centre and the entire initiative surrounding it. The children couldnt get enough.

The few things of concern:
1. The security lady behind the reception table fighting at the top of her voice with someone over the phone, despite the fact that there are people around her
2. The people working at the centre, sitting around busy on their cellphones not even looking up when you walk past them
3. 3 of the toilets in ladies bathrooms couldn't flush
4. Thr cafe closed at 3:50, despite the fact that the centre is open till 4:30. They also dont take cards before then as they are busy with cash up.

I hope management takes note of the above, as this is a fantastic initiative and I would hate to see it go down the drain.

Well done to all involved

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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 the venue as this will really assist in getting around. Price for admission is very good. It's also very close to Gautrain Park Station (just a short Uber away).

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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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