So… yesterday, we visited Sci-Bono.

The odd name comes from an abbreviation of “Science” and the TshiVenda word “Bono” for ‘vision’.

I don’t know why we haven’t heard loads of buzz about this lovely place – especially from other Jozi parents…(?)

Situated in Jozi’s New Town, it’s a massive, multi-storey centre – dedicated to getting kids (and kids at heart) excited about science!

Never mind Morgan and Joah learning something new – I learned so much during my visit there!

Here are some photos…

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Morgan with one of the many interactive gadgets.

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This was a sort of 3-d puzzle. You had to use different shapes of magnets to continue the pattern on the soccer ball…

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This was probably the favourite spot for Morgan and Joah. Given the chance, they would have happily played there the whole day. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s actually a whole interactive building area. There are big foam ‘bricks’ that the kids can stack in order to build a life-sized pavillion. It has a crane, conveyer belts, transport carts… even a site office with hard hats. Everything moves and operates… my kids LOVED it.

Here are some more photos of the Building Section:

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The idea is to load all the foam bricks into these little wheely-carts – and push them around to the areas where you want to build…

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Morgan ‘building’…

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Joah loading his building materials on to the crane bucket…

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Morgan bashing down her carefully constructed wall…

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They both enjoyed negotiating this mini crane… the task was to pick up the parcel and move it somewhere else…

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They had an awesome section on electricity and how it works… fascinating, interesting and very interactive – (I could have spent hours there myself)…

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In all – a lovely, educational morning… and loads of fun!

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The learning continues…