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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Something for everyone

One thing I LOVE about this place? There's a floor for everyone. Took teenagers, an 11 year old, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint John, Canada

We took our granddaughters aged 3 and 7 to the Discovery Center for approximately 3 hours and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 including an Immersive Dome Theatre, Innovation Lab and Featured Exhibit Gallery that invites traveling exhibits 3-4 times a year. The new Discovery Centre facilitates its not-for-profit mission to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences to inspire the curious minds of all ages.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing I LOVE about this place? There's a floor for everyone. Took teenagers, an 11 year old, a 4 year old and two twin toddlers there and all of them had a fantastic time. That should tell you everything you need to know :-)

Thank N915DKmikem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our granddaughters aged 3 and 7 to the Discovery Center for approximately 3 hours and didn't even begin to scratch the surface of all there is to do there. It is a place we can take them time and time again. Very well...More

Thank KathleenS2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first sign that we should not have entered was the welcome. We approached with 2 adult children, both in university. We naturally asked about student rates, since all the other Halifax museums etc offered such a discount. Told "no", we then asked about a...More

1  Thank Doug S
Brenna H, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Doug, Thank you for your feedback and the opportunity to address your concerns and improve on our visitor experience. We will certainly highlight for our front desk team the need to provide consistent visitor orientation and to pass along a map that guides you...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal you'll find the Discovery Centre which is located in Lower Water Street. This is Halifax's newest attraction which is an interactive science museum. It offers fun, hands-on learning experience, enjoyment and the understanding of science and technology....More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 1 December 2017

On Nov. 24 we took our Scout Troop to the Discovery Centre under a special after hours tour program they have for Scouting and Guiding groups. They meet you at the door and provide a guided tour. We had two hours and covered the bottom...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

While visiting grandchildren in Halifax they demanded another visit to this attraction (our first, their 31st!) It is well laid out for children of all ages so my husband and I split up so he was with 7 year old and making paper aeroplanes to...More

Thank Troddles
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great place for kids to run around and learn and burn off steam. Great rainy day activity or a place to spend a couple hours when in downtown Halifax. Great hands on place that kids can roam touch read and experiment. Lots of staff to...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wasn't even aware of this place but was recommended we take the girls there (they are 7 and 9) and they loved it. Something for every kids interest level. Kind of like an Ontario Science Center lite if you've been there, you can probably cover...More

Thank bart2002
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We loved it. The kids loved it even more. We had to drag them away at the end of the day. The temporary T-rex exhibit was terrific, but the interactions upstairs were even better. We would highly recommend this attraction.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Our daughter loved the discovery centre. She is almost three, so some of the exhibits were a little old for her but she could have spent all day at the RBC Someday Street. The location was great, we walked along the harbour front after and...More

Thank swpolden
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23 May 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
19 March 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question on the Discovery Centre?? If so, I'm sorry, I have no idea.
27 July 2016|
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Response from heathermG467BD | Reviewed this property |
Due to the location of the business youll have to use alternative parking. The business is located on a corner of a sidewalk with no rear parking. So you have a choice to find parking near the waterfront/ fairy terminal area... More