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Science East

668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
506-457-2340
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Fredericton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Science East's mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences. The Science Centre has over 100 exhibits that teach the basics of science in a fun and entertaining way. You can interact with exotic insects, make patterns with a laser beam, create a mini-tornado and lots more. And with something for all ages, there is no better way to get your hands on science! PLAY with more than 150 hands-on science exhibits for a one-of-a-kind experience, plus don't miss the dungeon museum!DISCOVER and explore the only science playground in Atlantic Canada, featuring a climbing wall, human gyroscope and much, much more!LEARN at our extensive camp programs that run through the summer, March Break and on school PD days.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Spent a few hours here with my daughter and grandchildren. It had lots of interactive things for them to try and learn about. My 5 year old granddaughter thought it was a magical place. Even though we tried to tell her it was science she said "no it is just magic". The basement had some very interesting articles to read... More

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Stittsville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The concepts are good but many exhibits are dirty and not functioning as planned. Play yard also is problematic. Not good value.

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Fredericton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have accompanied many a school class visit to this fun place of learning. The child in us and the children with us are always seeking answers to why things work the way they do. This is just the place to satisfy that curiosity. Tree floors of learning and a bit of History in the basement as it still has... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spent a delightful few hours here and learned some things I never considered! The fun about this place is the total hands-on approach to learning. Puzzles, experiments, challenges and some good ol' fashioned head scratching are the order of the day here. Well worth the modest admission - bring the kids/grand kids.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband, 9 year old son and I spent the afternoon at Science East and really loved it. It doesn't have the glitz and expensive technology of Montreal's Science Centre, but we found it to be just as interesting and, in some ways, more relaxing. There isn't the rush and flash like in Montreal, but there's a real opportunity to... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of hands on activities. The science experiments presentation was a hit. The kids could roam around and take part in activities over and over again!!

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Moncton, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Both my kids loved this place, one is 7 and the other 2. The hands on science kept them entertained from start to finish. Their father and I had a blast too!

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Science East is a fantastic science center. Their interactive exhibits are fantastic. We spent two hours there and would have spent more but had somewhere else to be. There is plenty to do for all ages (even the adults learn something and have fun!) To add to the fun of the place is the fact that it is housed in... More

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Guelph
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very cool and unique place to bring the kids. This does not have the glitz and flash of a big Science Centre like in Toronto, but it has tons of charm. It's a quaint place and this means that you never really have to wait in a line. Kids can wander from room to room and find free experiments and... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our visit to Science East was made on a rainy early summer Saturday, after brunch at Sweet Belgian Desire in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and a quick trip to the Fredericton Farmer's Market. We were a group of four adults, one young adult and a 4 year old. We all enjoyed the interactive displays and everyone learned something, whether... More

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