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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Great fun

The new location is great. The kids really enjoyed the maker lab. We played with makey-makey... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
handmac
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Land of Anne
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Amazing!

This was so much fun. We brought our two year old and she had a blast! Highly recommended! We... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Urbantraveler31
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • 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 5 May 2017 via mobile

The new location is great. The kids really enjoyed the maker lab. We played with makey-makey, scratch, circuits, motorized lego, and the 3-d printer. Was very happy to see that Geoff is still a STEAM presenter. He has great enthusiasm and patience. Kids would come...More

Thank handmac
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was so much fun. We brought our two year old and she had a blast! Highly recommended! We didn't check out the lowest level, but will return when she's bigger! If we lived in Halifax I'd get a seasonal family pass and make this...More

Thank Urbantraveler31
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went here with my 6 year old niece. She loved every floor and exclaimed "this is so much better than Ontario's Science Centre!". I would agree. The floor area is smaller than Ontario's Science Centre, but the exhibits are well thought out and more interactive....More

Thank bazingga_08
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. The downstairs and middle floor are more for the older kids, teens, and adults while the upstairs is just for kids. It was fun, exciting, and made learning seem fun. So much better then their old location. The one downside...More

Thank Katannkelley
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Afternoon spent with family at the Discovery Center. The entrance is hidden, so not easily seen. Inside there are multiple floors with a variety of exhibits and interactive displays, appropriate for all ages, kids & adults. Great value for a family of 4, $46, and...More

Thank Micha1978
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We really liked the new location, except for a minor parking problem that was easily fixable. The children really enjoyed the new exhibits and the ability to interact with some of them, Missed T-Rex though. Spacing was very well planned out as well.

Thank daryl-49
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is not to be missed. It is a major improvement on the pervious Discovery Centre. It has something for everyone - young kids, teens, and adults. We especially enjoyed the installation devoted to the science of Rock and Roll.

Thank TripCaper
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great new spot for the Discovery Ctr, downtown on the Waterfront area. Entertaining, enjoyable, a must visit for all ages.

Thank CarolynV52
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We visit Halifax at Easter every year, which is not a good time to visit! It's still cold and can even be snowy. Because the Discovery Centre has good hours, we end up going just about every year, with our gaggle of young kids. There...More

Thank Christy M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was an interesting visit, and had we been able to book a movie showing there it may have been a better experience, but they were booked up. I find, overall, the exhibits to be less 'fun' than the old Discovery Centre, but there are...More

Thank wsekem
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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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