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Discovery Centre

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

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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Lots of things for kids and adults to do.

Kids really enjoy this centre, it has lots of neat science things but in a fun way. Lots of activities to do and see and keeps children busy for hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada
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North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went today - was supposed to be the highlight of the trip - picked a hotel close to it. Got to the listed address today and found a construction site - no signs or anything. Got back to hotel and on website found out it is closed for a move, will re-open somewhere else next year. Was disappointed that it... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just to let you know, it is currently closed, pending a move late this year or early next year to a much larger, more modern site, currently under construction down by the Seaport Farmers Market and Pier 21, just off the Boardwalk. It will be a much better location and more accessible.

Thank teddifax1957
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids really love this place the first floor changes attractions very few months. if you live in the area its worth getting a membership.

Thank Dwaine M
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some times there with the kids (8 and 10), one day in early July of 2016. The guides are passionate and the kids had a lot of fun! The shows are great fun and informative!

Thank Gaetan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very great place to go with kids, very cheap if you take the annual pass, lots of stuff to see, do and experiment. Wish we could go there more often

Thank Kathrynn G
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Discovery Center, great place for kids and kids at heart! So much fun Science stuff, see if you can out run 100m champion bike to power electricity great attractions on Sharks. All kids and kids at heart should go there!

Thank JasonDSensation
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids really enjoy this centre, it has lots of neat science things but in a fun way. Lots of activities to do and see and keeps children busy for hours.

Thank Angelia8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had about an hour and regretted not being able to see everything it had to offer. The Discovery Centre has made science fun! The only criticism we have is that the presenters, who were great, should have had microphones as it was sometimes hard to hear them. (Microphones aren't that expensive, Discovery Centre)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This will be amazing once they move to their new facility and closer to Pier 21. Amazing staff. Lots of creative stuff to do.

Thank WigglyToronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Lots of stuff to do for young kids. I'd say anyone heading into their teens is going to hate it. My daughter is almost 2 and loved the place. OK, so she didn't understand half of it but she found plenty to entertain her.

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