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Discovery Centre

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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NIce - wish there was more for older kids 10+ years.

Took the nephews. They like it and like the rotating exhibits. may want to have a permanent... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Great for young kids. Teens not so much.

Very nice place. Well designed and interesting. Our kids (11 and 13) went through it quickly and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Ottawa, 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...more
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1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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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.

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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

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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
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. Well designed and interesting. Our kids (11 and 13) went through it quickly and found most of it to be for younger kids so they were kind of bored. But the dinosaur part was great. Dome theatre was closed "due to illness"...More

Thank sgkaya
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It is virtually the same Discovery Centre as it was in the old building. Essentially, it is a crowded play ground, with high admission fees. I would advise to visit it on the least busy day, or when it is free on Wednesdays. Not much...More

Thank Sergiy K
Brenna H, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello, thank you for your review, we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not exceptional. It is true, our busiest days are when it rains, and there is heavier traffic in the mornings with local summer camp visits, though we are lighter in the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The new discovery center is a great place. Very clean and modern with nice exhibits. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit. Very interesting. Nice view of the harbour as the tall ships were leaving. Good price. Only issue would be lack of drinks to buy but...More

Thank Odyssey723653
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We brought our 2 year old here on a recent visit to Halifax. She loved it! We spent most of our time upstairs in the toddler area but she also loved the dinosaur exhibit and the science area. I am just glad we came early...More

Thank smmcisaa
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We had a membership from the previous location (which was really cheap btw) so when they closed it they sent us a new membership card for the new place with 6 months extra (for free!) I thought that was really nice of them. We go...More

Thank Has12an
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I went to the new Discovery Centre with a 4 and 10 year old. The place was busy on this rainy day and kids were running all over the place. That in itself isn't a bad thing but kids were running around hitting buttons and...More

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Brenna H, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We will certainly share this with each department to continue to improve the visitor experience. Our paper plane exhibit is currently being improved, as we just received new heavier paper planes that the children are welcome to take home...More

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

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3 September 2018|
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Response from EvaL1208 | Reviewed this property |
If adults only: Top level (Kid careers inspiration) takes about 15-20min to walk around and experience some of the kid fun stuff. Then walk down the musical stairs to 3rd level between 30 sec to 5 mins (depend on how many... More
13 July 2018|
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Response from Brenna H | Property representative |
Hi there, the cost is $12+hst for adults, $10+hst for kids (ages 3-17), and kids 2 years of age and under are free. The Centre attracts people from all age groups, with different galleries for each age.
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