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Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for kids and adults

We went as family , kids 3 & 1 specially enjoyed the level 3 which has lots of stand out activity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SoniThomas
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Halifax, Canada
Fun Around Every Corner

So many different fun activities to do. Many different levels with something new to see and do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ReyBae
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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The Discovery Centre is now open in its brand new state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. facility located at 1215 Lower Water Street, a short walk from the beautiful Halifax Waterfront. Featuring four floors of interactive, hands-on learning experiences...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
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+1 902-492-4422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as family , kids 3 & 1 specially enjoyed the level 3 which has lots of stand out activity area, unlike other kids zone, it's fun with learning. Best place for adults located on level 0, which has 'Ripley's believe it or not'...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SoniThomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many different fun activities to do. Many different levels with something new to see and do. There is a tinker shop on the bottom level. Great for all ages to have fun. Truly a neat place, and great for kids. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ReyBae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling from Ontario which fell onto the Nova Scotia March break which we were unaware of as our's was the week prior. We went on a rainy Friday with our 2 1/2 year old and didn't expect to be waiting out the door...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Freeverse88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited during March break and although we expected it to be busy the time it took to purchase tickets was a little excessive. There appeared to by one person and occasionally 2 helping to get the line Moving. However once inside despite the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Seaside522292
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Had the pleasure of visiting the Discovery Center with our grand children ages 7 and 10. Both thoroughly enjoyed the interactive exhibits and displays . The place is very clean and your entrance fee is good for the day.The very top level is geared to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karbar2016
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is a great spot to take children uner 12, they can wander freely and absorb principles of physics and other sciences visually and get enormous imact quite quickly due to the very practical and visual presentation

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BillD1397
Reviewed February 21, 2019

I came here to see what everyone was talking about, and I was blown away with the amount of things to do. This place is filled with stuff, you can spend hours here and still not get tired of the place, great for bring kids...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kashmoney258
Reviewed January 25, 2019

The discovery center is a great place to bring your kids. I thought my daughter would be bored of it by now but they still love going. I love how they keep the place fresh by updating exhibits on the bottom floor regularly.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank fwefwesaref
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This is a gem of a museum and a "must visit" for anyone with small children or grandchildren. There are three floors of incredibly unique items to challenge young learners. Of special delight is the Beechcraft Barron simulator on the second deck which features high...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Mort S
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This place is AMAZING ! Our daughter and her two children ages 3 & 6 went with my wife and I to the Discovery Centre while they were visiting us just after New Years. Everyonr from the 3 year old to the 65 year old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Journey650303
September 2, 2018|
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Response from EvaL1208 | Reviewed this property |
If adults only: Top level (Kid careers inspiration) takes about 15-20min to walk around and experience some of the kid fun stuff. Then walk down the musical stairs to 3rd level between 30 sec to 5 mins (depend on how many... More
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blackcatNovaScotia
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Brenna H | Property representative |
Hi there, the cost is $12+hst for adults, $10+hst for kids (ages 3-17), and kids 2 years of age and under are free. The Centre attracts people from all age groups, with different galleries for each age.
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Toronto01234
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Toronto01234. Of course each family is different but I can say that I went there with 2 adults and 3 children aged 12, 13 and 17. They all enjoyed it. Spent a lot of time in the music section and the Innovatiob Lab. We... More
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