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Johnson GEO CENTRE

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 709-737-7880
Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland &...

Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth. Discover our planet's incredible history, get the real story behind the sinking of the Titanic, learn about the volcanoes, earthquakes and natural forces that shape the very ground beneath our feet, and so much more. Explore the interactive exhibits on your own or join our interpreters on a guided tour. The kids will love playing in the Hibernia KidsPlace and experiencing our multimedia film complete with rain and lightning. You can all enjoy lunch at our onsite cafe and take home unique keepsakes from GEO GIFTS. Then, take your learning outside with a walk through our GEO VISTA PARK. At the Johnson GEO CENTRE, we'll show you Earth from the inside, out!

The GEO CENTRE is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available.

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Some geology displays seem to lack imagination. However, I thought the Johnson Geo Centre did a great job of presenting of presenting important information in a creative way, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some geology displays seem to lack imagination. However, I thought the Johnson Geo Centre did a great job of presenting of presenting important information in a creative way, and kept my interest. I learned about the geology of Newfoundland & Labrador, and I found this information a helpful reference as we travelled across the province and saw a number of... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 3 year old niece here, but was expecting her to be a bit too young. Nope, she had a ball! The kids' zone was fantastic and she loved exploring everything else too! She didn't stop for an hour and a half. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely bring her here again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times already and I love it every time. I am a huge geology nerd, so this place satisfies every craving.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great collections of Erth information and materials to see, I thought it was a bit on the pricey side, but if you are here once, o for it.

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Nl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went with my 3 yr. old grand daughter. There is so much to see,read , watch and listen. Unfortunately a three year old wants to go to the play room and play with the blocks and go down the slide. She did have to go through some molten lava ,a giant centipede and T-Rex to get there. When she... More 

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We certainly consider ourselves a family friendly destination but love catering to all audiences! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Williams Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is wonderful spot to visit if you are a rockhound. Built in an old quarry, the Johnson Geo Centre takes you on a tour of Newfoundland and Labrador"s geology. Nicely laid out, lots of samples with explanations and locations. Aimed at kids but the whole family will enjoy. There are a few other displays inside the building that don't... More 

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are certainly glad you enjoyed the building and our numerous rock samples, but sorry to hear that some of our interactives were not working. Please feel free to contact us at info@geocentre.ca if you would like to follow up! More 

British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 5 of the 2 hours we intended in this fascinating science centre. Extremely well organized and well presented, it was fascinating to learn not just about the geology of Newfoundland and Labrador, but how it connects to the larger worlds and its history. I learned how Lloyds of different rocks were formed. So many samples to examine and touch!... More 

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback! We certainly love our rocks here at the centre and we are so glad you did too! Hope you can visit us again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It was empty when we arrived and never really got busy. We flew though the entire thing in 3 hours while stopping for a snack that we brought with us. Be prepared to read a lot!

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our site! Yes, unfortunately the centre is much slower in the winter, however does pick up in the summer. Next time you visit, be sure to take in a movie! If you come back during the summer months, you can take in one of our many talks or tours, they are very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

interesting place . Can get picture on statue of Newfoundland dog. Outside is big chunks of rocks all different kinds. Downstairs the GEO centre is a movie and story boards for kids to be interactive. I have never been downstairs.

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and shout out to our gift shop! We certainly like supporting local producers. From Juniper Clothing to St. John's Soap Works, there's something for everyone at our gift shop! Hope you can visit us again soon and maybe get a chance to check out our awesome exhibits! More 

Bay Roberts, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Even as a 20 year old I love this place! It's got something for everybody, kids love it there. The titanic display is my favourite for sure. The place is beautiful!

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Thank morganfk
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review! I am so glad you had an opportunity to visit the centre and you enjoyed what you saw. We certainly have a lot to see and do here for people of all ages. And the Titanic is definitely one of our favorites too! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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