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Johnson GEO CENTRE

175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
+1 709-737-7880
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Educational for all ages

Who knew rocks could be interesting? But here is much more than just rocks you will learn about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bill H
Nice - not government owned - ok to pass

It is nice place to kill time. Good education about various geo formations, rocks, oil explorations... read more

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Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth. Discover our planet's incredible history, get the real story behind the sinking of the Titanic, learn about the volcanoes, earthquakes and natural forces that shape the very ground beneath our feet, and so much more. Explore the interactive exhibits on your own or join our interpreters on a guided tour. The kids will love playing in the Hibernia KidsPlace and experiencing our multimedia film complete with rain and lightning. You can all enjoy lunch at our onsite cafe and take home unique keepsakes from GEO GIFTS. Then, take your learning outside with a walk through our GEO VISTA PARK. At the Johnson GEO CENTRE, we'll show you Earth from the inside, out! The GEO CENTRE is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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+1 709-737-7880
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Reviewed yesterday

Who knew rocks could be interesting? But here is much more than just rocks you will learn about. Features cover everything from plate tectonics to the off shore oil rigs to space exploration. Lots of activities for the kids.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is nice place to kill time. Good education about various geo formations, rocks, oil explorations etc. As someone from California and an outsider, it did not excite me as much as other points of interest such as Signal Hill etc. The place is very...More

Thank Californian2012
Reviewed 3 days ago

very impressed w/high quality, interesting & educational exhibits and films, all very well done. one room devoted exclusively to sinking of Titanic, as distress signals first heard at Signal Hill. most interesting. definitely worth spending a couple-few hours here. nice gift shop and café, too.More

Thank theampres
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review. We love to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! And the Titanic exhibit is one of our favorites...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you need an indoor place for the family there is lots to see & do here. We had a guided tour of the Titanic Exhibit. Very interesting, we learned alot about how the whole journey was doomed to end in tragedy, Lots for the...More

Thank Jim H
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review. We love to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! And the Titanic exhibit is one of our favorites...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

In many ways, it helps set the pace for your visit to Signal Hill, learn about the region, then go visit, hike and explore, well worth your time!More

Thank Gary T
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback! Our diverse exhibits and offerings make the centre a unique spot for all ages and interests. It is a great place to visit while touring Signal Hill. People are often surprised to find that our large exhibit space is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits. Planned a twenty minutes stay. Ended up leaving after 1.5 hours. Lots to learn about geology... it's history and it's role in our lives. Fantastic titanic exhibition.More

Thank 1RJL1
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review. We love to educate the public in a fun and engaging way and are happy to be able to reach such a diverse audience through our unique exhibits and interactives! And the Titanic exhibit is one of our favorites...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here while on my way up to signal hill. It was nice, the titanic exhibits I found to be very interesting. A little small, good for children.More

Thank carefreeheart
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed the centre. We certainly have a lot to see and do here and love that all ages can enjoy our space! And the Titanic is definitely a highlight! We hope you will visit again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are lots of interactive activities for older kids but not so much for under 4 year olds. It has movies and rock talks which are interesting for rock nerds. The rock interpreter I heard speak could answer all of my questions and had some...More

Thank aerync
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We certainly have a lot to see and do here and love that all ages can enjoy our space! Our KidsPlace, for kids 7 and under, is a big hit for the little explorer. The Titanic exhibit is definitely a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Titanic exhibit was well done. The rest of it was more Science based. Keep in mind though that the artifacts are all replicas. In any case there is a timeline as to what happened exactly before, during and after the Titanic sinking. I know...More

Thank BrownLibra
JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Titanic exhibit, it is definitely a favourite of many. We hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this centre on a rainy day with low expectations.....we loved every minute and had to leave before we had time to see it all. Leave lots of time for these exhibits - they are all wonderful. It is not expensive and has...More

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JohnsonGEOCENTRE, Public Relations Manager at Johnson GEO CENTRE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the centre. We certainly have a lot to see and do here and love that all ages can enjoy our space! We hope you can visit us again...More

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morganfk
13 January 2017|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
Thanks for your question and interest in the GEO CENTRE. Yes, we still offer free admission to MUN students, faculty and staff when you present your MUN ID. In addition to free admission, your MUN ID will also save you 10... More
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dlrgraham
11 July 2016|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
The Johnson GEO CENTRE is open to the public 9:30-5, 7 days a week, except on Mondays from January to mid-March and a few key holidays. Our Senior's rate (60 plus) is $9.00.
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povera1945
25 May 2016|
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Response from JohnsonGEOCENTRE | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and interest in GEO. Our general admission is $12/adult.
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