Discovery Centre, Halifax

3.8
#5 of 17 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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  • The 3 star rating is for the discovery centre in its enirity...And that is highballing it. The admission price is way too much for what it is. WAY TOO MUCH! The dome theatre was awesome and if I was to rate it on its own I'd give it 5 stars. Well worth the extra $2 to see! We saw a solar system "movie". But the $10 for children and $12 for adults admission fee to the discovery centre itself is outrageous. Parents should get in free or for very little as there is literally nothing there for adults... Children 8 and under would love it I'm sure..especially if they like Lego as there was a lot of that!. It was disappointing that a lot of the cool things like the mirrors etc were not brought from the old center. The bubble room needs to be monitored as to limit time so that all Children can have a turn. I was in the area for a half hour and the same children had 3 of the 4 bubble wands the entire time. This is obviously the most popular room in the centre and so why didn't they make an extra large one when they layed out the new centre?? .. My bathroom is larger than the bubble room. The cats and dog special event that was going on while we were there was educational.
  • Great place for families to spend their times! It’s fun for the entire family.
  • 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.
  • Will never take my kids there again. Prices are ridiculous and nothing for your kids to do except sit on their buts and watch videos about different animals. My kids can do that at home. As for the cafe.....its a joke. Had to take my kids somewhere else to eat and didnt go back.
  • Great place to bring your kids and let them explore the basic science facts on their own small experiments.

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