Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg

#4 of 12 in Childrens Museums in South Africa
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Learn about math, science, and technology at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, an interactive science museum and education center for children. Housed in a large, refurbished electric workshop plant in Newtown, the center features huge turbines built in 1906, a fighter jet, and a vintage biplane suspended from the ceiling. Some 1,200 sq m (12,917 sq ft) of exhibition space features hands-on exhibits, educational games, science stage shows, and diverse workshops. The center aims to promote careers in science by providing a fun perspective for kids. Using our custom trip planner, Johannesburg attractions like Sci-Bono Discovery Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great, hours of fun and very educational. We really enjoyed the Robotic dinosaurs and a the science and technology on show. Only sad thing was that one or two of the exhibitions are closed due to...  more »
  • WOW! This was infotainment at its best! We got to actually do chemistry experiments. Kids really enjoyed all the learning activities! A MUST for school groups, as well as individuals wanting to get...  more »
  • There are a good variety of interactive exhibits, good for all ages - even my 3yr old and 1yr old enjoyed our visit! Some special exhibits which are occasionally set up are at additional cost to the entrance, and take up some of the space of normal exhibits, but there is still plenty to see on such days even without going to the special exhibit. Great way to spend the morning/afternoon - and with under 4's free, it's also quite affordable!
  • Great facility for students from primary school all the way through to highschool. Adults are welcome as well. If you or a child needs career counseling or access to study centre and computers, I highly recommend this facility. It's a really good educational facility and institution for counselling and psychometric testing.
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