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Discovery Centre, Halifax

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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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  • I can,t believe the "new" discovery centre a must visit for families with kids of all ages and adults alike ! I,d have a membership if i lived anywhere near here !  more »
  • We were so happy with all the discovery centre had to offer. We have 2 science oriented boys and both of them were so happy with this place that we are planning another trip this summer!  more »
  • We have annual passes to the science center bought at a discount just before the new one was opened otherwise we would not go. The upper area is good for toddlers and probably is a enough to keep them...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Was really fun for my daughter. The bathrooms are well maintained. A bathroom on every floor except the bottom floor.
  • What a huge upgrade from the Barrington location - you have to see this place. The special exhibit Science of Rock was awesome and the new Dinosaur exhibit opening May 29 looks like it is going to be fantastic. Congrats to everyone at the new Discovery Centre for bringing something new and exciting to downtown Halifax.