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Rediscovery

Welcome Back!  

We are excited to reopen the Discovery Centre and with your help provide a safe and fun destination for your family. With reopening comes some operational changes to ensure both the safety of our visitors and the sanitization of our space.  

To protect the health and safety of its members, visitors, staff, and volunteers during COVID-19, Discovery Centre is following the recommendation of health officials who have advised that physical distancing is a critical measure to reducing the spread of COVID-19. We thank all our visitors for their patience as we do our part to keep you safe.  

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Hours of Operation
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Friday9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Saturday9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Sunday9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Holiday Closures

Good Friday, Natal Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Online Admission Tickets

All rates are subject to a 15% tax and will be added on during the admission process.

MembersFREE
2 & UnderFREE
Child (3+)$12 + HST
Adult$15 + HST
Senior (65+)$12 + HST
Family of 4$48 + HST

In order to monitor capacity and follow Nova Scotia Public Health Authority guidelines, we ask that you now purchase your admission tickets online before arriving at the Discovery Centre. For members this will mean selecting the ‘member’ ticket type for each family member coming to the Centre. If you wish to pay by cash or gift card please select ‘Pay in Store’. Every visitor requires a ticket. 

Tickets are only valid for the timeslot purchased (9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm). You may arrive at any time during your timeslot, however, in order to give staff time to clean during the changeover, all visitors must leave at the end of their timeslot, regardless of when they arrived.   

Tickets are not transferable to another time or date. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Please note that children 12 and under are not permitted entrance to the Discovery Centre without accompaniment parent/guardian or caregiver 18 years or older.

What to Expect

Several measures have been put in place to ensure visitor safety including: 

  • Designated routes on each floor to help enforce physical distancing 
  • Focused cleaning on high touch surfaces 
  • Products such as hand sanitizer are readily available 
  • High interaction areas such as the front desk and café have been enclosed 
  • Staff will be wearing non-medical masks or alternative PPE
  • A staff member will greet your family at the door, scan your ticket, and explain some of our new procedures 

How You Can Help

  • Purchase admission tickets online before your visit 
  • Stay with your group during your visit 
  • Maintain physical distancing between groups 
  • Follow designated routes 
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently 
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory during your visit 
  • Delay your visit if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 

Dome Theatre

The Dome Theatre is currently closed.

FAQs

What happens if I miss my scheduled timeslot?

Tickets are only valid for the timeslot purchased (9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00PM-4:00PM). You may arrive at any time during your timeslot, however, in order to give staff time to clean during the changeover, all visitors must leave at the end of their timeslot, regardless of when they arrived.  

Tickets are not transferable to another time or date. Tickets are non-refundable.

Will I have to wait in a line?

We will be limiting any unnecessary contact or crowding by capping daily guest admissions.

Online timed tickets are required before you visit, including members.

Helpful physical distancing decals and one-way pathways are in place throughout. You may have to wait in line to both come in and for experiences onsite. All lines will require physical distancing of 2 metres. 

Do members need a ticket?

Yes. All members will still be required to reserve a ticket to ensure safe capacity limitations are followed. Select the ‘member’ ticket type for each family member coming to the Centre when purchasing.

Do children 2 and under need a ticket?

Yes. Admission for children 2 and under is free, but requires a timed ticket to ensure safe capacity limitations are followed.

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