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Discovery Centre

1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
+1 902 492 4422
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Ranked #21 of 74 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Children's Museums
Owner description: Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre. With a mission to make science interesting, enjoyable... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to this activity, but I must say it was a big disappointment! My 7 year old was grumpier than Oscar the grouch at the Sesame Street exhibition! We only stayed 45 mins, they need to add more exhibits to keep little ones entertained.

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Laval, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Recently went here with 6 kids (4 months, 4 y.o., 2 x 5 y.o., 10 y.o., 14y.o) and 3 adults while the dads went to tour the Alexander Keith's brewery. It was a great place (although a little too young for the 2 older ones, but they are both amazing with the younger ones, and were a great help )... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I hourly enjoy the centre every time i go as they change things up and every exhibit is so unique and different, My great-grandson is coming next month and can't wait to take him there, we always have lots of fun .

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Nova Scotia
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19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when I took my 18 month granddaughter here that there was plenty to keep her interested and busy on a rainy afternoon. She loved the featured exhibit :Sesame Street presents the Body as well as the building centre.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went with my 2 boys today, ages 2 and 4, and they loved it!! We could have stayed all day. For a small space, there are tons of activities! The activities and the "shows" are geared towards a younger crowd but children (and adults) will get a lot out of the exhibit. The only downside was the crowd as the... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My daughter had a wonderful time her. It is three floor building with alot of activities. Great place to spend the afternoon. They also have some films they run.

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the bubble area and the ocean section. The information plaques were very good and the displays fun and interactive.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You can always find something to do here for your little ones and a number of the displays and themes change regularly enough to keep it interesting for visits a couple of times a year.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

What a shame. The Discovery Centre could be an absolutely incredible venue for kids' birthdays and drop in visits, but it hasn't changed, at all, in many years. If you go once, you don't ever need to go back.The top floor seems almost forgotten. The exhibit on the main floor was incredibly dated and boring. Roughly 4 years ago, they... More

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

Hello and thank for your feedback. We certainly recognize the Centre can use an update which is why we are moving to a fantastic new venue on the Halifax waterfront in 2016. In the meantime, however, we do continue to make as many changes and upgrades as possible to the existing Centre to ensure a positive experience for our visitors.... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to the Discovery Center, paid $23.00 to enter only to find that Grossology had closed and there was nothing but nothing on. A few old amusements to entertain and that is that. The review would most likely have been completely different IF we were informed that there were no exhibits on, as we would have returned then at... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. Clearly we fell down on the job, and for that I apologize. While visitors were informed in person about the transition between exhibits, it could have been more clearly acknowledged. We will look into making that more visible. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the rest of the Centre - we did have some extra... More

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