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The Discovery Centre has re-opened!

We have taken measures to respect the advice of Public Health with regards to COVID-19, and are currently booking events according to these guidelines.

NEW – We are now accepting wedding reception bookings for 2021 and 2022!

Inquire today to learn more about how you can safely hold your next event or meeting with us.

Experience Halifax’s most memorable and interactive event venue.

Inside our stunning, architecturally award-winning building, the Discovery Centre is no ordinary meeting and event venue. Where else can science buskers in lab coats awe your guests with the chemistry of a flaming hand? Or where guests can interact with a touch tank brimming with sea life over a glass of wine and passed hors d’oeuvres? Or take a break from conference networking to experience an interactive star show together?

Contact us today to see how we can make your next event unforgettable!

Events that are Out-of-this-World!

As one of Halifax’s newest attractions, the Discovery Centre is the inventive choice for one-of-a-kind meetings and events in Halifax. Located on the city’s historic waterfront, the Centre’s renovated industrial building provides an impressive atmosphere that includes a 4-story atrium, glass elevator, 9-metre video screen, exposed trusses, harbour views, and sky-high ceilings. 40,000 square feet of flexible floor space accommodates up to 800 guests and showcases over 200 STEAM-themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) exhibits. 

From a seated dinner in our soaring, top-level space, to a standing reception in one of 5 unique gallery settings, meeting and event attendees have the added pleasure of enjoying interactive exhibits, immersive Dome Theatre shows, science demonstrations, and team-building challenges guaranteed to entertain and inspire. An on-site event management specialist is always on hand to help create an unforgettable experience. 

Features:

  • Versatile space for meetings, receptions, special events, dinners, lectures, and presentations
          •  Unique Gallery Space      •  Program Rooms
          •  Executive Boardroom      •  Multipurpose Rooms
          •  Dome Theatre                  •  Innovation Lab
  • Licensed Catering
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Harbour Views
  • Four-level Atrium
  • Glass Elevator
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Facilitator-led entertainment and experiences  
  • Click here for Facility Capabilities 

Catering 

We are pleased to offer two excellent catering options for your next meeting or event at the Discovery Centre. 

RCR Hospitality Group is the exclusive food and beverage provider all after-hour events at the Discovery Centre including dinners, receptionsand bar service. RCR is well-known for their experience and passion for creating memorable events, and their culinary team is happy to work with you closely in designing your menu; the sky is the limit! 

Catering Menu

Contact RCR Hospitality | Ayla Lucey |   | 902.454.8533 x 3 

Bird’s Nest Caféhas a permanent location on the top floor of the Discovery Centre, and is preferred for catering smaller groups and daytime meetings. Specializing in breakfast, breaks, and lunch, the café’s menu choices provide fresh and healthy homemade options.  

Catering Menu

Contact Bird’s Nest Café | Brady Muller |  | 902.423.5282 | Catering Menu

Technology & Equipment 

The Discovery Centre has a range of on-site static and portable AV equipment and accessories available to suit your needs including: 

  • 2 mobile 70” LED Smart TV digital displays 
  • 9-metre video screen 
  • 6 colour-changing globe lights 
  • Cisco Telepresence (Web X) with 54” Digital Display  
  • Mobile PA System 
  • Centre-wide PA 
  • Podium 
  • Staging 

In addition to offering pre-set AV packages, our Meeting and Events team is adept at recommending and sourcing further tech solutions and supplies. Please be sure to let us know of any AV requirements you may have when completing the venue rental inquiry form.  

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