Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre aims to create an awareness and interest in the world of maths, science and technology and in particular to get kids excited about all things scientific. Located in the old Electric Workshop in the centre of Newtown, a visit to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre can easily be combined with trips to other nearby museums such as the Worker’s Museum.

The largest science centre in southern Africa, Sci-Bono has almost 400 different interactive science exhibits. ‘Don’t touch’ are words that don’t exist at Sci-Bono and visitors are encouraged to touch, feel, press and play to their hearts' content, making learning about the laws of physics, chemistry and the life sciences an exciting and memorable experience. Regular temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year and the centre has hosted popular international exhibitions such as the Body Worlds exhibition.

The centre offers a wide range of activities and learning programmes to school learners and teachers in order to support learning in maths, science and technology. School groups can book themselves into one of the special science workshops and during school holidays Sci-Bono runs different themed holiday programmes that are highly interactive, educational and fun.

Sci-Bono also has a number of mobile exhibits that visit schools and communities across Gauteng. Teacher development and outreach courses are also organised by the centre and a range of teaching materials and lesson plans can be downloaded from the Sci-Bono website.

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is also used as a venue for conferences, product launches, exhibitions and kids’ parties.


Adults R40, children aged 3-16 R25, pensioners and students R25,
Private school groups R20 per learner, Gauteng public schools R15 per learner. One free educator per 15 learners

Visiting hours

Open Mon-Fri 09:00–17:00
Sat, Sun 09:30–16:30

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Photo courtesy <a href=''>Axel Bührmann</a>

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Photo courtesy Axel Bührmann

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Photo courtesy <a href=''>Sci-Bono Discovery Centre</a>

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Photo courtesy Sci-Bono Discovery Centre


Physical Address Corner Miriam Makeba and Helen Joseph streets Newtown Johannesburg
Phone Number +27 (0)11 639 8400