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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J S38, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Significant changes from my last visit !

I can,t believe the "new" discovery centre a must visit for families with kids of all ages and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oldfindog
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Brandon, Canada
So much fun!

We were so happy with all the discovery centre had to offer. We have 2 science oriented boys and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annie411
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Grand Bay, NB
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bubble room” (22 reviews)
“all ages” (18 reviews)
“lego area” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J S38, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can,t believe the "new" discovery centre a must visit for families with kids of all ages and adults alike ! I,d have a membership if i lived anywhere near here !

Thank oldfindog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so happy with all the discovery centre had to offer. We have 2 science oriented boys and both of them were so happy with this place that we are planning another trip this summer!

Thank Annie411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have annual passes to the science center bought at a discount just before the new one was opened otherwise we would not go. The upper area is good for toddlers and probably is a enough to keep them amused for quite some time even...More

1  Thank Pam D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great experience for our entire family. My husband and I enjoyed it as much as our children (ages 3 and 5). There is something to do for every age group and we could spend hours and hours there with our girls. A suggestion...More

1  Thank Kasia_85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the new Discovery Center as a school field trip on Friday enjoying the experience immensely. As our children were preschoolers, the upper level with the role playing areas and Bubble Room was the focus of our visit. We spent a shorter time on...More

Thank dsmith31
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Loved the lower floor displays and hands on learning in the music environment. Educational and fun. Reasonable admission costs according to category (child, adult, senior etc.)

Thank 50lyndad
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 Nancy M
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
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Toronto01234
Hello All, I have 3 children ages 7, 10, and 11 and am considering going to the Discovery Centre. Many reviews claim that it's good for younger kids. I'm not sure if my 10 and 11 year olds would enjoy this? Please advise? Also, how many hours should I allot for this place? Thanks.
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
What were the originals call letters of the Piper Cub on the Flight Floor?
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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janemX7748WM
where do you park
28 July 2016|
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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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