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“Must expereince this place”
Review of Johnson GEO CENTRE

Ranked #6 of 93 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth. Discover our planet's incredible history, get the real story behind the sinking of the Titanic, learn about the volcanoes, earthquakes and natural forces that shape the very ground beneath our feet, and so much more. Explore the interactive exhibits on your own or join our interpreters on a guided tour. The kids will love playing in the Hibernia KidsPlace and experiencing our multimedia film complete with rain and lightning. You can all enjoy lunch at our onsite cafe and take home unique keepsakes from GEO GIFTS. Then, take your learning outside with a walk through our GEO VISTA PARK. At the Johnson GEO CENTRE, we'll show you Earth from the inside, out! The GEO CENTRE is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Baker, WV
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must expereince this place”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Geo Centre is incredibly huge on the inside and very informative and educational. One needs at least 2-3 hours but, if your time does not allow this the experience is still worth going. If you have more time, one could stay 4 hours or more if you have an interest in geology and our Earth. The Centre provides short movies in their theatres and special exhibits too which the Titanic exhibit was there when we explored the Centre. We were amazed at the historically accurate documents of this exhibit. Also my wife and I made a connection from Newfoundland to our home in West Virginia through the mountain chains. Plenty of interactive learning tools for adults and children alike. The Center is mostly underground and provides relief from a hot summer's day too. Overall, we highly recommend visiting this site as the Centre offers something for everyone. We enjoyed our experience so much we would go back again to learn more interesting facts about our great planet earth and Newfoundland.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank VicElizBaker_WV
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St. John's, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Getting married here in Feb 2013. The staff has been amazing and the building itself is gorgeous for event planning. Give it a visit!

Visited January 2013
Thank xLiserx
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Must see, educational, interesting for kids and adults”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Five adults, two kids under 10, an afternoon of entertainment. The exhibits are interesting and educational (for the adults and the kids), plenty of activities to keep the kidlets interested, and a play area for children under 7. The Centre was a complete surprise, as it is mostly underground and cuts into Signal Hill's bedrock. A great follow up to Signal Hill, too (especially in the winter when you need to warm up!).

I'll definitely be going back.

Visited December 2012
Thank Rebecca H
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St. John's, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bigger than it looks”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Driving by the Centre, it looks pretty small, but the lower level reaches all into the hillside. There's some great geology exhibits, plus movies and other exhibits - we were there when the Titanic exhibit was there and it was great.

Visited August 2012
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St. Anthony, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Educational and fun for the family”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We loved our visit to the Geo Centre. It was very entertaining, educational and above all fun for the whole family!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Annie B
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