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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg

Sci-bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg

Sci-Bono is a world-class science centre that supports maths, science and technology education and offers innovative, dynamic learning experiences that contribute to building South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity.

The words ‘don’t touch’ don’t exist at Sco-Bono. With almost 400 exhibits all the children and visitors are encouraged to touch, feel, press and play. They also host a range of travelling exhibitions at Sci-Bono such as the world renowned Body Worlds – cycle of life exhibition.

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is housed in the Electric Workshop, an early 1900’s building once used for repairs and maintenance of the old Johannesburg tramways. In the 70’s the building was no longer used and fell into disrepair. In 2004, the Gauteng Department of Education, partnered with the private sector, to create a major interactive science centre in this building – one of the city’s most ambitious urban regeneration projects. The new Sci-Bono Discovery Centre has become the largest science centre in Southern Africa.

Sci-bono Science Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg Exhibits

Winner of the 2009 National Science & Technology Forum (NSTF) award for innovative science communication to a mass audience and the 2011 Johannesburg Development Agency Halala Award for Jozi’s top recreation destination, Sci-Bono offers engaging programmes for schools and families throughout the year with the aim of making all forms of science very accessible to the public. The centre includes an exhibition hall of over 300 world class exhibits, an education centre with computer and science labs and a career centre.

The centre holds birthday parties for your child’s special day, conferencing venues for an exciting team building experience and a variety of other activities.

Open seven days a week except Christmas Day & Good Friday: Monday – Friday 9h00 – 17h00: Saturday & Sunday 9h00 – 16h30: Entry Fees: R32 for a child between 3 & 16, R48 an adult, R32 for Pensioners and students and children under 3 are free. See Website for updated fees and the special activities and events.

Tel: +27 11 639 8400: Website: E-Mail: Free Parking Available at the Entrance: Corner of Miriam Makeba & Helen Joseph (formally President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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