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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Lots of InterActive Displays

On Nov. 24 we took our Scout Troop to the Discovery Centre under a special after hours tour program... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike C
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Halifax, Canada
Good rainy day activity

While visiting grandchildren in Halifax they demanded another visit to this attraction (our first... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Troddles
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Toulouse, France
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The Discovery Centre is now open in its brand new state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. facility located at 1215 Lower Water Street, a short walk from the beautiful Halifax Waterfront. Featuring four floors of interactive, hands-on learning experiences including an Immersive Dome Theatre, Innovation Lab and Featured Exhibit Gallery that invites traveling exhibits 3-4 times a year. The new Discovery Centre facilitates its not-for-profit mission to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences to inspire the curious minds of all ages.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Nov. 24 we took our Scout Troop to the Discovery Centre under a special after hours tour program they have for Scouting and Guiding groups. They meet you at the door and provide a guided tour. We had two hours and covered the bottom...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

While visiting grandchildren in Halifax they demanded another visit to this attraction (our first, their 31st!) It is well laid out for children of all ages so my husband and I split up so he was with 7 year old and making paper aeroplanes to...More

Thank Troddles
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great place for kids to run around and learn and burn off steam. Great rainy day activity or a place to spend a couple hours when in downtown Halifax. Great hands on place that kids can roam touch read and experiment. Lots of staff to...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wasn't even aware of this place but was recommended we take the girls there (they are 7 and 9) and they loved it. Something for every kids interest level. Kind of like an Ontario Science Center lite if you've been there, you can probably cover...More

Thank bart2002
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We loved it. The kids loved it even more. We had to drag them away at the end of the day. The temporary T-rex exhibit was terrific, but the interactions upstairs were even better. We would highly recommend this attraction.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Our daughter loved the discovery centre. She is almost three, so some of the exhibits were a little old for her but she could have spent all day at the RBC Someday Street. The location was great, we walked along the harbour front after and...More

Thank swpolden
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Attended a business function there, all good. Space is modern, nice, and I enjoyed the amphitheatre show of the planets etc. Would definitely return.

Thank woolb2017
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Discovery Center is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in science. The exhibits are geared towards childern but they are fun and informative for any age. I was expecially impressed with the quality and design of the interactive displays.

Thank JJM73
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took the nephews. They like it and like the rotating exhibits. may want to have a permanent dinosaur exhibit of some sort. Would also like a bit more stuff for older kids. 10 year olds get bored in an hour. But really nciely laid out...More

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was a rainy day so we decided to try the Discovery Centre, knowing it would be filled with other families escaping the rain too, but thankfully it was busy but still manageable. The staff are friendly, engaging, and passionate about the Science they are...More

Thank travellingbird888
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Toronto01234
23 May 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Toronto01234. Of course each family is different but I can say that I went there with 2 adults and 3 children aged 12, 13 and 17. They all enjoyed it. Spent a lot of time in the music section and the Innovatiob Lab. We... More
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jcruikshank
19 March 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question on the Discovery Centre?? If so, I'm sorry, I have no idea.
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Response from heathermG467BD | Reviewed this property |
Due to the location of the business youll have to use alternative parking. The business is located on a corner of a sidewalk with no rear parking. So you have a choice to find parking near the waterfront/ fairy terminal area... More
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