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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Moncton , NB
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We love going to the Discovery Centre with our daughter and can spend hours there playing and exploring the different levels. They have inventive, fun, and informative exhibits for your children that are exciting for Mom & Dad too.

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Halifax, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
33 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a great place to take young kids. There is plenty to entertain and educate (and burn energy!). We took our 4-year-old niece today and she loved it! (although to be fair, my 30-something husband seemed to enjoy it just as much :-) It could get a bit pricey to go regularly ($10 for adults, $7 for children) but... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A great place to take bored kids! All the interactive exhibits can occupy children for hours. Bring money for the great gift shop!

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Brasilia, DF
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A place for those who are always interested in knowing how things work, even the most unual ones. You will be amazed!

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's much bigger than it looks from the outside, which impressed me. They have a lot of great standards and their travelling exhibit about the physics of skateboarding is good. Science really is everywhere!

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Nova Scotia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We haven't been to the Discovery Center in 18 months, but not much has changed. The majority of the displays were the same ones we visited 18 months ago. The only new addition was the Tony Hawke exhibit. The new exhibit was very interesting, but the remainder of the centre has gotten a bit boring. In my opinion, once you've... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your time to give us your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the new Tony Hawk exhibit. Based on the traditional set-up of a science centre, many of the exhibits are indeed permanent, but are those that children generally love to play with each time they come. For example, there's always something new to build... More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Basically its a science and technology museum. We are members there because of our 5 year old. Good place to spend 2-3 hours. There was a skate boarding exhibit which taught kids regarding the physics of skate boarding Total of 3 floors. Its smaller compared to the one in Ottawa. But still good and very interactive for kids. Hands on... More 

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