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Discovery Centre

1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
+1 902 492 4422
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Ranked #23 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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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lots of fun, could take a whole day if you plan to. the kids enjoyed the hurricane experience, the Lego and all about the Dinosaurs.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The kids loved it and it wasn't even that busy, so no giant crowds to navigate around. I would say the only downfall was the main exhibit on the first floor had too much going on. the stations inside the exhibit that had sound, you could not even hear anything so it meant that the kids didn't want to stay... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was great. Our group was made up of people aged 2, 4, 7, 8, 35,37,40 &66. From youngest to oldest, we really enjoyed it. We spent about 4 hours there and the kids didn't stop the whole time we were there. Only drawback was that there wasn't a restaurant there. You are, however, allowed to bring in your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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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Renee F, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback; although we're sorry to hear that your visit was so disappointing. Our feedback consistently indicates there is plenty for children to do throughout the Centre. Perhaps you didn't get the chance to visit all three floors of activities or take in a film or demonstration while you were here. Hopefully your next visit will be... More

Laval, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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