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“Top quality science exhibits”
Review of Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre
Ranked #19 of 144 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 and not expensive. good family outing.

Thank Sunsequitur
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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 sharing with the kids. I was really impressed with the amount of hands-on activities that were engaging and enabled the children to learn by doing/exploring.

Would highly recommend this beautiful new space!

Thank travellingbird888
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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" (not sue what that meant) so that was disappointing. Nice place to spend a few hours on a rainy day for sure.

Thank sgkaya
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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 "discovering" however.

Thank Sergiy K
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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 afternoons. Our Centre is filled with hands on, interactive exhibits designed to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to life. We hope that you will visit us again and check out a Live Star Show in our Immersive Dome Theatre, tinker in the Innovation Lab or check out the latest featured exhibit.

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