The Gadget Factory at Sci-Bono

The Gadget Factory – Sci-Bono’s holiday programme for kids, daily until 11 Jan. Entry fee R20. Download the programme at

The Gadget Factory will entertain and enthral kids of all ages and sizes. This remarkable holiday programme will be offered daily and gives parents a chance to take a breath after a long year while the young ones spend hours building and exploring gadgets and gizmos of all kinds.

There will be steam turbines, robots and Bloodhound racing cars, instant ice cream and Segway rides, planetarium shows and telescopes, 3D shows, rockets and parachutes and much more!

The programme and activities change every day so even if you go more than once you will always be entertained.

A digital carnival will also take place at the centre between 22 December and 15 January 2015. This spectacular show will include 3D movies and other 3D technology, an entertainment hub with touch screens and loads more. You also stand the chance of winning R 5000 in a FIFA2015 showdown while a 5D experience never before seen will be launched at the event.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is open Monday to Friday between 09h00-17h00 and Saturday and Sunday between 09h30-16h30.

Entry Fees are R20 a child and R35 an adult. Pensioners and children under 3 are free.

Some of the workshops have a minimal entrance fee while others are free and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Hurry up to secure your spot as these shows are very popular!

The daily holiday workshop programme may be downloaded here:

The centre will be closed to the public on 25 December and 1 January 2014.

Contact details

Tel: 01116398400
Where: Corner Miriam Makeba Street and President Street, Johannesburg. Free parking is available in front of the building.