The Discovery Center, Woody Point

Hands-on exhibits encourage children of all ages to play, explore, create and, ultimately, discover the joy of learning! Exhibits relate to math, color & light, Midwest wild weather, agriculture, communication, health and the human body, nanoscience, the science of sports and more. Discovery Center also boosts an award-winning outdoor park. Visit soon and see why Discovery Center Museum is ranked the #4 children's museum in the nation by Child magazine and a top 12 museum by Forbes.com.
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  • The Discovery Centre is an excellent place that provides an overview of Gros Morne National Park. The large 3D map of the area is particularly spectacular. Definitely worth a visit to learn more about...  more »
  • If you decide to explore Gros Morne; PLEASE take the time to stop by the Discovery Center before you set out. This particular Park is massive and is best approached with an agenda in mind. The Staff a...  more »
  • There are a couple centers and you should start here for maps. Be sure to catch the geogist talks and see the movie. There is a place for children's play, coffee, gift shop.  more »
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  • you can spend a couple of hours here and learn a lot. and there are nice views through the large windows. a great place to get out of the rain as well. I don't recommend the coffee, but the gift shop has some reasonably priced shirts. Also check out the amazing fossil table, where you can handle 500 million year old fossils. There is also a kids play area. Finally, there are some humorous sculptures that focus on scientists doing their work in the natural environment.
  • If you're going to the Tablelands, definitely drop by the Discovery Centre and either download or pickup a loaner tablet with their app. It has great videos and explanations of the flora and geology of the area. Totally adds to the experience. We didn't go. the guided hikes as we missed the one for today, but those should be good too if you like a more personal learning experience. The staff at the centre are super nice and knowledgable. Clean building and washrooms. Great view as well with outside picnic tables!
  • This place is a must if you are going to the Tableland or the view top trail. The exhibit there is worth the time spent there. Don't forget to go up the second floor for good viewing of the bay and surrounding area from the patio
  • The engaging staff make this a worthwhile stopover on your way to the Tablelands trail head about 15 min away by car. There was this older park ranger that took the time to explain the tablelands to my daughter and in between talks, he'll just burst out in newfie song! More power to you Mr. Ranger.
  • Super experience with delightful staff and innovative displays. Took me two separate visits of over 2 hours each to even begin to take it in. Will visit again before our 5 day stay in the area is over. Great job Parks Canada staff!!

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