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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 for young kids

We were cruising and this museum is very close to the Port, so only a short walk from the ship. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, MA
The LEGO exhibit is a must see!

My husband and I took our two children (ages 7 and 5) this weekend for a family treat. As always... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Halifax, Canada
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“bubble room”(27 reviews)
“all ages”(22 reviews)
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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1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I took our two children (ages 7 and 5) this weekend for a family treat. As always the Discovery Center exceeds our expectations. The LEGO exhibit was phenomenal and we spent hours exploring each floor of the building. A great family day!

Thank gillianezekiel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend an afternoon with kids, they loved the place, really loved it. Fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat place to explore. There were lots of fun exhibits especially for kids. I like all the experiments and interactive experiences.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were cruising and this museum is very close to the Port, so only a short walk from the ship. It was a very great stop for our 7 year old daughter, with an excellent array of interactive exhibits. We spent over two hours here,...More

Thank beak49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is great for old and young alike. We knew little of it, however, we did make good use of the facility once there. My grandson and daughter in law had a great time and wanted to stay longer. I am told they change...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 3 adults and 6 kids of all ages and everyone found something they enjoyed. Very interactive and each exhibit was well thought out. Very educational and the staff were very knowledgeable.

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 4-yr-old son to the Halifax Discovery Centre on a trip out east. Initially weren’t planning to go there since we have a science centre in our hometown of Toronto. However, the Halifax Discovery Centre was hands-down incredible, especially for kids. It was...More

Thank westielover_TO
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a great facility. There are 4 levels. The feature exhibit is on the lower level and when we went was all about video games. This was extremely well done and my kids loved it. We could have spent several hours just on the...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Very educational interact materials for all ages. Special events suitable for everyone. Very friendly knowledgeable staff love to explain things to you as long as you have questions to ask! This place is way better than the BC Science world.

Thank EvaL1208
Brenna H, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you had an awesome time!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Perfect for older kids (7-14). Tons of stuff to do. Selection is bit limited for the younger one (top floor only) but still lots of fun. It gets very crowded sometime and a few parents seems to think they can drop off their kids like...More

Thank Simon R
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3 September 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
13 July 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.
24 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