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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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New Location and Experience is Superb

The move to Lower Water Street has elevated the Discovery Centre to 'Must Visit' status. The... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Jim d
Halifax, Canada
Excellent place for kids to have hands-on experience with technology

Visited the centre with my 8 year old son. Its a nice science museum for kids, but the Innovation... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Oakville, 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 good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bubble room” (25 reviews)
“all ages” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The move to Lower Water Street has elevated the Discovery Centre to 'Must Visit' status. The location is spacious and inviting. The staff have done an outstanding job of creating new, exciting and 'hands on' earning experiences for people of all ages. Great educational value....More

Thank Jim d
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Visited the centre with my 8 year old son. Its a nice science museum for kids, but the Innovation Lab was excellent. It allowed kids to have hands-on experience with technology. My son loved it. He also enjoyed the displays regarding different sources of energy...More

Thank write2arshad
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had 5 children ranging from 1-8 and they all enjoyed it thoroughly. Each one experiencing something they liked very differently and hoping there was more time to have fun at all the many things to see.

Thank infoN6360JE
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have a three year-old, and touring Halifax had been boring. The Halifax Citadel may be interesting to me, but it did not fascinate the three year-old mind. The Discovery Centre provides a great break from boredom with a very throughtfully put together kids zone...More

Thank AllOrange
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Discovery Centre is based more for a kids setting. The dome theater was pretty cool with a very educational show.

Thank newfiecaper112
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Discovery Centre is wonderful for children. It is a learning experience. The staff are wonderful and very patient. The building is brand new and very modern. We went as it was a birthday Party for my 7 year old grandson and he and his...More

Thank gailp111
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I took my grandson to the Discovery Centre last week. It was blast!! We explored and played for over 3 hours. Enjoyed the dinosaur display, well done. Parking was easy and close by as well.

Thank paulettea282
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I took my 16 year old son here and we had a surprisingly good time. There is a dinosaur exhibit on the ground floor which was well done. We liked the section about the human body the best.

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The new Discovery Centre is a great place filled with interactive stations for kids. The top floor is geared towards younger kids with a bubble room, music room, grocery store, ambulance, crane, tractor, dress up stage and foam tracks. There is also an eating area...More

Thank AtlanticTravelgal
Brenna H, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello and thank you for your feedback- we’re glad your kids had such a great time. We are aware that parking can be a bit of a challenge in the downtown area, but there are a lot more parking options now than we had at...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great spot that has a lot of things for kids to do hands on . very well layed out and lots of sitting room as well.

Thank Shahzad D
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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
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.
28 July 2016|
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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