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Johnson GEO CENTRE

175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
+1 709-737-7880
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Great experience

The Johnson Geo Centet offers interactive displays as well as an excellent film about the geology... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
980Happywanderer
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Northfield, Minnesota
via mobile
Interesting

It was very busy when we went with extras going on for families for Halloween with dress ups... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kashaw100
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St. John's, Canada
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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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  • Average11%
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Travellers talk about
“titanic exhibit” (95 reviews)
“rock wall” (17 reviews)
“solar system” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
Downtown
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+1 709-737-7880
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Johnson Geo Centet offers interactive displays as well as an excellent film about the geology of the area. You learn about the sinking of the Titanic including many interesting artifacts; experience the life and operations of an Atlantic oil rig, and other interesting exhibits....More

Thank 980Happywanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very busy when we went with extras going on for families for Halloween with dress ups. hunting for letters dancing and drawing. Lots of boards to read in the titanic exhibit. There's an oil section, Space section but the best out of it...More

Thank kashaw100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit features a Exxon area... We called that the propaganda section! Then there is a strange tangential essence to the balance. We were really hoping to learn more about the formation of "the rock" and the geology specific to NFLD. But this takes you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed by the Johnson GEO Centre on our way back from Signal Hill and decided to check it out. Compared to other Science Centres we visited in Canada and USA, this is quite small, although it has an amazing collection of rocks, which is...More

Thank JobeeMom
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We certainly aim to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! The solar system display is definitely a highlight! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an adult, not very impressed. Titanic portion is really nice. Saw lots of young kids with very satisfying happy face, so I guess it's good for young kids.More

Thank ssabil
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We aim to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives. The Titanic is certainly a favourite of many! We hope...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible wouldn't be the word to describe the GEO CENTRE. But average wouldn't be the word either. For the reviews I've seen on here, I must say, did we go to the same place? We only went in because we saw that students got in...More

Thank Austin L
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy the centre and are always looking for ways to improve. As a not-for-profit, registered charity we are constantly in search of new funding sources so that we may make updates to the exhibits...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is nicknamed “the Rock” for a reason. From St John’s and Gros Morne, to the Torngat Mountain National Park this province is very exciting to geologists. This alone makes a visit to the Geo Centre an excellent rainy day...More

Thank LizoLuke4
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives...and GEO PARK seems to be our best-kept secret!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

not a big museum, but very unique with different type of content, also like the way they present and organized the display - learnt a lot, especially if you bring your kids. titanic display is a must see

Thank Feng L
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We love to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! The Titanic exhibit is definiyely a favorite of many!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The GEO Centre has a lot of interesting information, however there is a lot of reading involved. I was there many years ago and there used to be more interactive displays, I believe these have been moved into the kids area. The rest of the...More

Thank M P
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our interactives, 3D movies and gift shop. We are always looking for ways to improve and seeking out new funding sources so that we may make updates to the exhibits. We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

A fantastic place to visit with some amazing exhibits including a Titanic exhibition. Very educational but in a very appealing way likely to appeal to youngsters as well. A small café and a good gift shop. The tour bus to Signal Hill stops at theis...More

Thank Rosemary W
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We love to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! The Titanic exhibit is certainly a favourite of many!

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morganfk
13 January 2017|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
Thanks for your question and interest in the GEO CENTRE. Yes, we still offer free admission to MUN students, faculty and staff when you present your MUN ID. In addition to free admission, your MUN ID will also save you 10... More
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dlrgraham
11 July 2016|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
The Johnson GEO CENTRE is open to the public 9:30-5, 7 days a week, except on Mondays from January to mid-March and a few key holidays. Our Senior's rate (60 plus) is $9.00.
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povera1945
25 May 2016|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and interest in GEO. Our general admission is $12/adult.
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