Climbing Wall at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Test mental, physical and social skills on this indoor climbing wall.


  • Climb to the top of this 7.6m high wall
  • Build core muscles and arm strength
  • Learn teamwork and problem solving


Did you know: a climbing wall can be about more than just fitness. Experience the range of benefits – and fun! – of the 7.6m climbing wall at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. This colourful and challenging climbing experience tests your agility and offers an active break while visiting the science museum. The wall allows kids of all ages to test their physical, mental and social skills, offering benefits like core muscle building and arm strength, as well as problem solving, decision making and motor skills. What’s more, it allows kids to develop teamworking skills, build character and uncover a fun activity that will keep them healthy and happy for years to come!


The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is housed in the old Electric Workshop, a centre originally built in 1906 to house the turbines for Johannesburg’s tram system. 100 years later, the old building was transformed into this family centred science museum. The goal is to develop an interest in and passion for science, technology, engineering and maths – also known as STEM. Today, Sci-Bono welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, making it one of the most popular museums in the area.

Contact Details

Day Open Close
Monday 09:00 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 17:00
Thursday 09:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 17:00
Saturday 09:00 16:30
Sunday 09:00 16:30

Closed: 25 December, 1 January, Good Friday

Phone: +27 (0)11 639 8400

Directions to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Advice for visitors

With helmets, safety lines and support from staff, this is a safe experience for climbers of all ages. In fact, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre uses the wall to teach climbers about more than just physical strength. It is also a way to teach about building confidence in one’s own comfort and ability level

Did you know

Those colourful rocks on a climbing wall are called climbing holds. They’re usually arranged in specific paths that help guide climbers to the top.

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