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Address: 668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 506-457-2340
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Science East's mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science...

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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Fun Science Cetnre for Kids in a Unique Historic Building

Yes is was the old city jail and you can still visit the cells downstairs but despite it's past the building houses a fun activity centre for kids with lots of play apparatus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Coolestgrammie
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes is was the old city jail and you can still visit the cells downstairs but despite it's past the building houses a fun activity centre for kids with lots of play apparatus outdoors as well. They also hold week-long summer camps for kids that get rave reviews from the participants. Worth a trip and not very expensive for a... More 

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Thank Coolestgrammie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Great exhibitions and friendly staff. Very much worth the visit and adequate activities for people of all ages.

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Thank Jordan E
Summerside, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Built in an old jail, Science East is filled to the brim with fun, interactive, science-related games and activities. Check out the outdoor playground in the summer months. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Thank Jeff M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The last time I was here with family my experience was very pleasant! I really love this place, it's super fun and interactive.

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Thank Morgan F
Canada
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Took my seven year old granson there. He very much enjoyed it and wants to return for another visit = an honest recommendation!!!!

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Thank PeterDCanada
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited the science centre on a Saturday morning and were treated with $2 admission per person!!!! We played the big games in the yard like Connect Four, Chess, and Jenga. We tried the climbing wall and lots of the other things in the yard. Then we went inside. Myself and my ten year old were beaten in a tug... More 

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Thank Vanessa R
Saint John, Canada
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ok, but not a lot to see or do. Recommended only for very young children, as there is little to capture the mind or interest of school-aged children.

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Thank Jan G
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Words can not express the awesome displays and interaction between the staff and visitors. Pay your two bits and tell your friends.

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Thank Nora Lynn W
Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A funny scientific place near Boyce farmer's market. very good for teenagers, especially pupils and junior high school students. You can learn from the games happily.

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Thank David147147
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were looking for a family activity and were told to check this out. It operates out of an old jail which add to the fun. The displays were simple but very educational and we all enjoyed ourselves. It is not a super modern or high end science facility but well worth the visit.

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