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Discovery Centre, Halifax

(3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Halifax vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Discovery Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • This place is not to be missed. It is a major improvement on the pervious Discovery Centre. It has something for everyone - young kids, teens, and adults. We especially enjoyed the installation devote...  more »
  • A great new spot for the Discovery Ctr, downtown on the Waterfront area. Entertaining, enjoyable, a must visit for all ages.  more »
  • We visit Halifax at Easter every year, which is not a good time to visit! It's still cold and can even be snowy. Because the Discovery Centre has good hours, we end up going just about every year, wit...  more »
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  • I was there with my 4 kids over March break. They loved it! There is nothing that compares to the Discovery Centre experience in the province maybe Atlantic Canada. The Grossology exhibit was really cool some exhibits are a little dated but many more have been updated and are relevant to scientific discovery. We had a blast! and the staff were great and very accessible when we had any question.
  • Kids love going to the discovery centre. The lego exhibit was awesome but the upper floor has had the same experiments/Displays for quite some time. An update would be a great idea
  • My wife, kids and I went to the Discovery Centre to see what it was all about. I was impressed with the exhibits on the upper floors. The suspension bridge and the bubble room were cool. I recommend this to any family with little ones.
  • We chose to have our son's 6th birthday party at the centre. We couldn't have been happier with the space & staff at hand. Everything was well coordinated from the get-go and staff were enthusiastic and engaging with the kids.
  • Very fun place to go with the kids. They mostly loved the bubble room and the live show. A lot of the stuff was interesting to me but the kids didn't care.