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Science East

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Interactive Fun!

Fun for the whole family! Lots of interactive, hands-on displays. Love the history of the bldg... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Fredericton, Canada
Fun for any age!! Learning through play!!

Despite visiting the science museum without small children, there was definitely fun to be... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Quispamsis, Canada
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Play, Discover and Learn! Science East Science Centre is one of Canada’s most unique tourist destinations. All ages can enjoy the over 150 hands-on exhibits exploring science through technology, optical illusions, energy, animals, dinosaurs, exotic...more
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668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
+1 506-457-2340
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All reviews old jail hands on activities all ages great for kids kids and adults very cool place climbing wall lots of fun family pass quick trip gift shop interactive exhibits sunny day few hours small place whole family basement
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I took my children to Science East in June 2018. At least 20% of the exhibits were broken or out of order. It was still nice to visit, but not worth the price for the amount of exhibits that were out of order.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Fun for the whole family! Lots of interactive, hands-on displays. Love the history of the bldg. and the staff are always so very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Despite visiting the science museum without small children, there was definitely fun to be had. Everything is very hands on, lots of learning through play. The coolest part is the room where your SHADOW "sticks" to the wall. They have a 3D printer that is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were on vacation and stopped into the Science building to kill some time with 5 kids (age 10-15). The museum is in an old Jail house which gives it an odd layout that actually works really well. The interactive exhibits ranged from simple to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eric F
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We were very surprised to enjoy this place so much as some of the science equipment would need some repairs and upgrades but there is so much to do that we spent more than 2 hours to do everything. They even have science shows and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Osiane
Reviewed July 9, 2018

science east is really great for children, as they have a large play ground in the back, all kinds of cool science experiments to play with all through the building, and they can arrange parties ! science east has been around since i was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kaitlan C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Awesome for young kids but also teenagers. A mix of history and science. Cool demos with liquid nitrogen.. my kids loved it!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank erikphilippe
Reviewed January 30, 2018

my grandchildren visited Science East so much we purchased a family pass for the year for their Christmas gift! It was one of their request! they had so much fun they want to go back as often as possible! The service we received when we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lynn C
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Small place, but has lots of fun stuff inside to discover. Great for kids, adults, anyone with an interest to discover.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mattyvg
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This little museum was do much fun. Very interactive. Some of the highlights for my two children 10 and 4, was a hurricane simulation exhibit, climbing wall, and the jail that was preserved from what once stood on the site. We were there much longer...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Estelle B
August 1, 2018|
Response from Osiane | Reviewed this property |
My son is 5 years old and he really enjoyed it. I think your kids will have fun as they can touch everything.
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In July we will be coming to New Brunswick for a week or so (also Nova Scotia & PEI for a couple of weeks). We plan on visiting Hopewell Cape (Hopewell Rocks/Fundy National Park)-St Martins- (Fundy Trail-to drive not hike!/Sea Caves)- St. Andrews (Kingsbrae Garden)-Saint John (Irving Nature Park/City Market/Reversing Falls). I was wondering if we got a campground somewhere around SaintJohn/St. Martins if we would be within driving distance to the other areas or if we should plan on...More
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