Dome Theatre

Join us for the unforgettable Dome Theatre experience – Downtown Halifax’s newest attraction!

The Dome Theatre is a 65-seat accessible theatre equipped with 4K laser projection and Digistar 7’s advanced operating system. Reserve your seat for one of the most captivating experiences at Discovery Centre, fitting for all ages.

Experience our NEW Dome Films or Live Star Shows that explore the curiosities of our planet and beyond. Get up close and personal with nature, dive deep into the wonders of the ocean and learn about the vastness of space – all from the comfort of your seat.

Wheelchair accessible. Please note physical distancing measures are in place.

Tickets: $5.00 per person, plus admission / Members $2.50 per person
Dome Theatre tickets are only available to buy in-person for guests who have already purchased admission. Please note we have a limited capacity for each Dome Theatre show to comply with Nova Scotia Public Health protocols. Showtimes are subject to change without notice any given time or day. Dome Theatre tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.


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Featured Films

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Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850’s as a young man during a fascinating 11‐year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

Suggested ages: 6+
Length: 25 minutes

backyard wilderness

Backyard Wilderness

Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior—all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door, and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that could transform you forever—you just need to step outside.

Suggested ages: 2+
Length: 22 minutes


Beyond the Sun

Celeste is a little girl who wants to explore the Universe! One night, she receives an unexpected visit from a friend, Moon. Together, they enjoy a whirlwind journey through the Universe, beyond the Solar System, to discover what exoplanets are and how to find them. They become exoplanet hunters, uncovering lonely rogue planets, oceanic worlds, and even super-Earths, with the promise of many more adventures that are yet to come.  



Suggested ages: 4+
Length: 26 minutes


One World, One Sky

The show follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and colour as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set. One, World, One Sky is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.

Suggested age: 2 years+ 
Length: 27 minutes


Live Star Shows

Every live star show is a unique, interactive opportunity to engage with the spectacle of the Universe. Led by a presenter, you will be able to observe the cosmos, ask questions and learn about the latest discoveries in astronomy!

Sky Stories: Fall Fables

Presenter-led Experience
Recommended ages: 4+
20 minutes

Fall into Autumn in this new edition of Sky Stories, your out-of-this-world guide to the night sky from Halifax-Kjipuktuk. Marvel at our ever-changing sky, as we uncover nearby planets, patterns in the stars, larger-than-life legends of heroes and monsters as well as the science behind our seasons!


Our Place in Space: Ocean Worlds

Presenter-led Experience
Recommended ages: 6+
25 minutes

Come along on a search for water, one of the most important ingredients for life as we know it! Learn how scientists discover moons with oceans, hidden under icy crusts. Explore the variety of different ocean worlds in our solar system and imagine different possibilities for life in space.

No Escape: The Science of Black Holes

Presenter-led Experience
Recommended ages: 7+
25-30 minutes

The Universe is home to many interstellar curiosities, but black holes are some of the weirdest! Ever wondered what would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why are black holes black and where do they come from? Allow yourself to be pulled in as we explore the mysteries and science of black holes!




Wednesday, November 30 Thursday, December 1 Friday, December 2 Saturday, December 3 Sunday, December 4 
Film - One World, One Sky9:20amFilm - One World, One Sky9:20amFilm - One World, One Sky9:20amFilm - One World, One Sky9:20am
Film - Beyond the Sun10:20amFilm - Beyond the Sun10:20amFilm - Amazon Adventure10:20amFilm - Amazon Adventure10:20am
Film - Backyard Wilderness11:20amLive - Sky Stories: Fall Fables11:20amLive - Sky Stories: Fall Fables11:20amLive - Sky Stories: Fall Fables11:30am
Film - Backyard Wilderness1:20pm Film - Backyard Wilderness1:20pm Film - Backyard Wilderness1:20pm Film - Backyard Wilderness1:20pm Film - Backyard Wilderness1:20pm
Live - No Escape: The Science of Black Holes2:20pm Film - Amazon Adventure2:20pm Film - Amazon Adventure2:20pmLive - No Escape: The Science of Black Holes2:20pmFilm - Amazon Adventure2:20pm
Live - Our Place in Space: Ocean Worlds3:20pmFilm - Beyond the Sun3:20pmFilm - Amazon Adventure (French)3:20pmLive - Our Place in Space: Ocean Worlds3:20pmLive - Our Place in Space: Ocean Worlds3:20pm

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