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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
All reviews bubble room dinosaur exhibit all ages older kids dome theatre t rex march break great place for kids great hands interactive exhibits video games learning experience hands on activities year olds lots of fun rainy day top floor
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 songs you wanna play out - just like the Big floor piano in the movie - Big!
2nd (main level) & 3rd level will each takes about 30-60 mins depend how detail you go through the floor. Also they have the dome theatre so add on another 45mins.
1st floor (basement) which is their special exhibition with some science stuff. It was Games History when I was there... that is totally depend on how many time you wanna repeat some of the fun stuff... I spent like 2 hrs just for the exhibition part. Then found the 3D printer so amazing and chit chat with the workers for about an hour asking about it!
So that’s alone took me about 5-6 hrs. Recommend to prepare a whole day thing, so you won’t rush through any parts. (I was visiting Halifax, but if you live there, suggest to get membership card and can have fun all the times!)
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.
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
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 spent 2 hours and a half there. Depends on the interests of your children of course.