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Discovery Centre

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Address: 1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
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+1 902-492-4422
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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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Great outing for kids

Looking for something fun to do with kids 12 and under? The discovery center is the place to go. Cool exhibits (occasionally they have specials) and great learning experience for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Nick L
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Saint John, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and i went to Discovery Center Halifax for the day and it was amazing!! All of the things that they offered there were great! The staff that worked there were also very kind and friendly!! I will be returning to Discovery Center Halifax again in the future :)

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Thank NJMM25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Discovery Centre is a great place to play with the family. My children love the bubble room, the lego area, and finding out how fast they can run. We haven't been into the new location yet but are excited to see what they have done.

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Thank Jenny S
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family outing . Lots for you and the kids to do. This will keep them entertained and maybe teach them a thing or two.

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Thank Darren B
Yarmouth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lots of fun science! If you want to avoid mobs of kids, go when they are in school and not on school breaks. This place is fun for all ages.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I wish I had this when I was growing Up....Truly lovely and amazing. The Staff where polite and intelligent with the information required. Students yes! but they knew there stuff. Great place for the kids and adults alike!

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Discovery Centre is such a great place! It's very family friendly and extremely interactive, it's even fun for older kids. You can learn a lot of different things while you're there and test out why at the same time. You can do everything from watching shows by scientists to getting inside a giant bubble(which is the best part of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon with the kids that is not in front of a TV. Lots of attractions to keep people entertained for a little while.

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1 Thank Caronrick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Looking for something fun to do with kids 12 and under? The discovery center is the place to go. Cool exhibits (occasionally they have specials) and great learning experience for adults too!

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Thank Nick L
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were camping just outside of Halifax when we had some pretty rainy weather. We decided to visit the Discovery Centre, and are so glad we did. There were so many things to explore. Our kids especially loved trying to beat Usain Bolt's time in the 100m race. I would definitely recommend this as a spot to visit with kids... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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