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Johnson GEO CENTRE, St. John's

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For a fun and educational experience, head to Johnson GEO CENTRE, a science and geology museum on Signal Hill. Overlooking St. John's, most of the museum building actually sits underground, with walls of exposed hill rock adding to the atmosphere. See a wide range of minerals, rocks, and fossils, admire the massive solar system replica, watch a 3D movie about the earth, or view the exhibits about the Titanic tragedy. Among the many interactive and interesting displays, you can learn about Canada's nature, history, and space exploration efforts. Arrange your visit to Johnson GEO CENTRE and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. John's using our St. John's itinerary builder.
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  • interesting place . Can get picture on statue of Newfoundland dog. Outside is big chunks of rocks all different kinds. Downstairs the GEO centre is a movie and story boards for kids to be interactive....  more »
  • Even as a 20 year old I love this place! It's got something for everybody, kids love it there. The titanic display is my favourite for sure. The place is beautiful! 
  • We went not knowing what it would be like and loved it. Some fun family or even adult things to see and do. Lots of fun things. Place to eat, nothing special but snacks and drinks. Nice gift shop. Gre...  more »
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  • The movies, displays and the geological history are a treat. Allow 2-3 hours to experience it all. The cafĂ© has great sandwiches too!
  • Great venue for events (like weddings band receptions). Interesting place to visit to view displays & featured films.
  • A good place to visit if it's a rainy day outside. The exposed underground rock faces are pretty interesting to see. Those looking for a purely science centre experience will be somewhat disappointed. The Geo Centre nails the natural history exhibit, with a large section dedicated to learning about the composition of the earth underneath Newfoundland. However, the oil exhibit sponsored by ExxonMobil seems forced and biased. The Titanic exhibit is interested and very through, but the constant truth reminders in the exhibit signs show level of unexplained bias. We spent a half a day there and came out with mixed feelings. We felt educated from the natural sciences point of view, then we were hit with oil and gas propaganda, followed by a pretty somber walkthrough of the Titanic's final moments.
  • This uniquely situated science centre presents exhibits that highlight the history of Newfoundland, its geology, and features an indoor "rock wall" that is part of the building (the building is on top of Signal Hill, so they built it to expose the wall as part of the exhibit). It had a cool section on the Titanic but you could probably complete the whole thing in a couple hours and not want to go back. However, the 5 dollar movies did seem like a nice offering if I decided to revisit in the future.
  • Interesting exhibit for older kids and they have a seperate play area for younger children. The theatre shows current movies even some in 3D. The gift shop and a wide variety of educational toys, jewelry, and crafts. It's a nice stop while you're in the area.