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Address: 1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902 492 4422
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Description: Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only...
Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre. With a mission to make science interesting, enjoyable and interactive, it’s the smartest place to play! The Centre features a traveling exhibit in the Main Gallery; over 70 permanent exhibits like the Bubble Room, the Lindsay Building Centre with thousands of Lego blocks and the Race Against Time Race Track; and daily live science shows and educational movies. It's the best family experience in Halifax!
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My husband and I were playing tourist the other day in Halifax (being from Truro, we go there often, but don't often visit the museums or attractions) and waked by the Discovery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Truro, Canada
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Coldbrook, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place was super fun. A bit expensive I felt but what isn`t these days lol My bf and I took my daughter and he friend here on Canada day which was rainy but cleared up later in the day for us to enjoy other activities. Our fav`s were the bubble room and the building coaster room.

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Truro, Canada
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I were playing tourist the other day in Halifax (being from Truro, we go there often, but don't often visit the museums or attractions) and waked by the Discovery Centre. I'd never been in before, and he hadn't been in since he was a child. I think the lego in the window caught his eye so we... More 

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Renee F, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this review

We loved your review and hearing about your day. We agree that the Discovery Centre is a great place to play for adults too - after all, why should kids have all the fun! So glad you stopped in. More 

moncton, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was not as good as it seemed online,it was very educational and my son did have fun but it was very very dirty inside like dust balls in the corners ,kind of pricey to cost three of us around $32 plus parking ,would go back if the price was not so high,but would rather go to the museum of... More 

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Renee F, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your feedback. We're of course sorry to hear that you didn't think that highly of your visit, although glad to hear your son enjoyed his experience. I have passed your comments on to our facility staff regarding cleanliness and we will address that immediately with our cleaners. With regard to pricing, we believe our fees are... More 

Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went with my 13 year old - we loved the temporary exhibition on Sherlock Holmes, and it made for a great trip. Once there we also wandered through the rest of the museum. We did find some things to interest him there, but it's mostly geared for younger kids (but would be great for them!)

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This Science Center is much smaller than those present in the bigger Canadian science centers, however, there is so much more innovation and enthusiasm from the staff! The kids attending, importantly, are having lots of fun, but there is also a scientific message that transfers in every case to all age groups. Kudos- fun plus learning = fantastic!

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Souris, Canada
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I really loved my time at the discovery centre this weekend. Lots to see and lots to learn. Great for people with children.

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Moncton, NB
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This establishment is worth its weight in gold. What an excellent set up and just full of explorable stations for all age groups. I would recommend this spot to anyone. My son loved many of the things to do here but most of all he loved being inside of a giant bubble!

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Moncton , NB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Take the time to discover , many things to look at , you will need 3-4 Hrs to really absorb the interesting of it all.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Enjoyed the displays but the center needs to be updated and staff needs to get more involved with the displays and interact with the guests. It is set up for younger kids not teenagers.

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Renee F, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate getting this kind of constructive criticism. I will make sure our Visitor Experience Coordinator has your comments regarding our Interpretive staff. And we agree with you on the need for an update, which is why we're building a New Discovery Centre on the Halifax waterfront, opening late next year. It will appeal to all... More 

Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Too expensive for a family. But very nice and lots to see an do for young children. My grandchildren all went many times with me. They loved each time I took them. Now all grown.

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Renee F, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We're glad you agree there is lots to do and see here, which is why we feel our price is very competitive with other Halifax family-oriented attractions and activities. Perhaps you'll be able to bring your great grand children one day! More 

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Address: Address: 1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902 492 4422
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax

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