Discovery Centre, Halifax

3.9
#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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  • While we are locals it had been a couple of your since we visited the Dicovery Centre and the new location is incredible. Truly state of art and the kids had a blast. They are 5 and 3 so I am sure we ...  more »
  • One thing I LOVE about this place? There's a floor for everyone. Took teenagers, an 11 year old, a 4 year old and two twin toddlers there and all of them had a fantastic time. That should tell you eve...  more »
  • We took our granddaughters aged 3 and 7 to the Discovery Center for approximately 3 hours and didn't even begin to scratch the surface of all there is to do there. It is a place we can take them time ...  more »
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  • Great place to bring your kids and let them explore the basic science facts on their own small experiments.
  • Great space that opened in 2016. They're doing amazing displays with what they have. I'd say it's a must-visit if you're in Halifax. It's interesting that they're wanting to mix arts with science as part of their mandate. pricing is $12 adults, $10 kids, special $40 for a family.
  • Amazing. Needs a cafe, though. (Later edit - they have one now!)
  • Very awesome play had the kids there. And the t-Rex display was amazing. The whole place was great and everyone loved it. But the place needs hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere just like a hospital. With all the hands on displays I can't believe they didn't think of this. Kinda pathetic really.
  • Excellent for all ages. Had a blast. Only issue... Signage for the centre faces the wrong way on a one way street! Drove past and had to loop around

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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