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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
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1215 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8, Canada
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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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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 songs you wanna play out - just like the Big floor piano in the movie - Big!
2nd (main level) & 3rd level will each takes about 30-60 mins depend how detail you go through the floor. Also they have the dome theatre so add on another 45mins.
1st floor (basement) which is their special exhibition with some science stuff. It was Games History when I was there... that is totally depend on how many time you wanna repeat some of the fun stuff... I spent like 2 hrs just for the exhibition part. Then found the 3D printer so amazing and chit chat with the workers for about an hour asking about it!
So that’s alone took me about 5-6 hrs. Recommend to prepare a whole day thing, so you won’t rush through any parts. (I was visiting Halifax, but if you live there, suggest to get membership card and can have fun all the times!)
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.
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
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 spent 2 hours and a half there. Depends on the interests of your children of course.