Discovery Centre, Halifax

3.8
#5 of 14 in Museums in Halifax
At Discovery Centre, learn while you’re playing. Kids of all ages, as well as adults, will gain an understanding of the science behind everyday life, with interactive exhibits using toys, mirrors, and water. Take the family along to the hands-on science center and try some of the activites, enter the digital planetarium, or watch a series of live demonstrations. Pose any questions you might have to the knowledgable staff, who will give you detailed explanations. Visit the center’s shop and and browse throught the range of gifts and souvenirs. Plan to visit Discovery Centre during your Halifax vacation using our convenient Halifax trip itinerary maker site .
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  • September 21, 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...  more »
  • September 13, 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 rea...  more »
  • September 13, 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 i...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Amazing place for kids and tweens. Each floor can easily take an hour long (3 floors full of activities). Even kids play section on top floor is amazing for everyone. Great place. Public parking 2 min away (approx 3 dollars an hour)
  • March 19, 2017
    I really enjoyed taking the kids, there were plenty of things for them to see and do, and quite a few things I found interesting as well. The only reason I didn't​give a 5 star rating is the elevator, they have only one and the wait time seems quite long. I would think a space so large would have at least 2 to accommodate people who can't walk so many stairs. Overall, a great place for the family to spend a fun filled afternoon!
  • March 25, 2017
    What an awesome new science centre for all ages but your personal experience depends on what time of year and day/time you go. If you go during March break expect mostly families with young kids and due to the recent opening it will be packed! I went with my friends (we are all seniors) in late February to hang out in the Innovation lab and then with my Grandchildren in March twice. It was certainly crowded but the majority of people were having fun. We also bought a membership only $125 to come as often as we want and get access to hundreds of other science centres all over the world. Even with the high volumes of people the facility is very clean and you can experience most of the exhibits with a bit of a wait. This will slow down over time with less lineups and waits. There is a lot to see and the exhibits and programs change all the time so you can come back every week to learn something new in science. The staff are great!
  • April 4, 2017
    Awesome Experience! Thank you for building this new science center. Our family loved it and spent half a day there. The dome theatre and innovation lab are so much fun and so moving! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
  • June 4, 2017
    Was really fun for my daughter. The bathrooms are well maintained. A bathroom on every floor except the bottom floor.

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