|SCI - BONO DISCOVERY CENTRE
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Gauteng’s exiting new Science Centre and the largest in Africa, is a uniquely crafted edutainment destination for learners, educators, families, companies, and tourists to interactively participate in exciting and fun-filled activities in mathematics, science and technology.
Initiated by the Gauteng Department of Education and private sector representatives, Sci-Bono aims to support education in mathematics, science and technology to improve public engagement with science, engineering and technology and to promote career education in these critical areas of the economy.
Located in the old Electric Workshop building in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, Centre provides an accessible teaching and learning environment with “hands-on” exhibits, science stage shows and innovative workshops that demonstrate a variety of scientific and mathematical concepts. Its primary aim is to significantly contribute to developing greater proficiency in Science, Engineering and Technological (SET) by demystifying science and improving the public understanding of SET.
What makes this South African Science Centre unique?
* It is comparable to similar Centres across the globe, such as the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, and the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris
* It is aligned with national and provincial priorities and initiatives to promote SET amongst learners – particularly girls and those who have been previously disadvantaged
* Its location ideally positions the Centre with the other attractions in the Newtown precinct, the heart of inner-city renewal in the Johannesburg CBD
* It bridges exciting contemporary science and technology, and the numerous scientific achievements that shape our lives.
Old Electric Workshop
Miriam Makeba Street , between President and Jeppe str
Telephone: +27 11 639 8400
Fax: +27 11 832 3360
P O Box 61882