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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Getting a bit stale

Our toddler really enjoys the children's floor, but after a few visits with no changes to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
heathersU1690KE
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Dartmouth, Canada
Kids Dream

We've visited a couple times now (Wednesday night - free night!) and our boys ages 4 & 5 love it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheyenne G
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Halifax, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bubble room” (26 reviews)
“all ages” (21 reviews)
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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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+1 902-492-4422
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"interactive exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our toddler really enjoys the children's floor, but after a few visits with no changes to the activities there it gets a bit tiresome. Interactive displays on the other floors are not generally suited to younger kids and I generally find the rotating exhibits on...More

Thank heathersU1690KE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited a couple times now (Wednesday night - free night!) and our boys ages 4 & 5 love it! So many cool and interesting things to see and do. It is a great way to spend a few hours keeping the kiddos entertained.

Thank Cheyenne G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much for adults here. All about how energy is produced and lots of tips on conservation. Other than that, really nothing for the adults. It is a great place for kids as there are a few interactive games for the young ones. We found...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2.5 yr old daughter loveed it! On advice from another family we headed to the 3rd floor kids play area it was a huge hit! We didn 't have time to see the rest, but it was perfect for rainy day and worth every...More

Thank Emma P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an excellent location for someone with young kids. There’s all kinds of things for them to play with and learn playing.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love Science, Tech and fun things so we were not disappointed here. An amazing innovation zone that bring all the great things we used to teach in Computer Science class into one place. There was an awesome Video Game exhibit on...More

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Discovery centre is a fantastic Halifax icon!! So great for a family outing or just to kill some time. You want to check this place out!

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

First time to the new spot and it was a lot of fun ,great for learning and we'll thought out.Large space with 3 floors of activities that are both physical and phonic.Go explore whether your a adult or a child.We bought the year pass because...More

Thank Joshua D
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Was there with a group aged 12-18. It was a lot of fun, it seemed as though the younger kids and adults equally enjoyed their time. A lot of hands on things to do. Staff was great, lots to see despite not being a huge...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Was a little pricey for admission but we could have stayed at the Discovery Centre for much longer than we did. The main levels were great for older kids and even adults curious about machines, energy, and the body. The upper level has a cafe...More

Thank AtlanticKaren
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Toronto01234
24 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
20 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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