March Break

This March Break will be Dino-mite fun at Discovery Centre! Control gigantic dinosaurs in our new exhibit DINOSAURS IN MOTION, watch our new Dome Theatre shows, and get hands-on and minds-on with science programming! March Break 2023 is the ultimate time to visit Discovery Centre! There’s so much fun to be had and memories to be made, you won’t want to miss a thing.

March Break Hours:
March 11th – 19th, 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm (pre-purchasing or booking of tickets required. Please see FAQs.)

Please note that for March 11th – 19th you must reserve tickets online for everyone in your group before coming to the Discovery Centre. To avoid wait times, please select Purchase Online option. Tickets for March Break, March 11th19th, can be reserved on a 72-hour rolling schedule, meaning you can book up to 72 hours in advance of a desired visit date. Tickets will go on sale March 8th at 8:30 am for visits on March 11th and will continue on a rolling basis for the duration of March Break. 

Featured Exhibit

Meet a t-rex, control a gigantic crow, and explore DINOmite prehistoric creatures.

Purchase a Membership

Purchase or renew your Discovery Centre Membership to keep the STEAM fun going all year long! Just three visits and your membership pays for itself. Purchase in person at our Front Desk or sign up online.
*only available to residents of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 


  • Tinker with code or watch a 3D printer in action in the Michelin Innovation Lab (level 0)
  • Splash around and meet local species in our Murphy Ocean Gallery (level 1)
  • Explore how waste is affecting the ocean, in the Divert Ocean Action Zone (level 1)
  • Pick a plane to pilot and learn to fly in our incredible simulators (level 2)
  • Meet a giant health-bot and learn about your body in the Medavie Health Gallery (level 2)
  • Get digging in the Dexter Construction Zone in our RBC Children’s Gallery (level 3)





Meet gigantic, magnificent, recycled-metal dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures at our newest featured exhibit. Control them before they take over! 

Fossils & Flyers (level 0)
Create your own prehistoric flyer and test it in our giant wind tunnel, and check out real fossils, 10s of millions of years old. 

Stormy Science (level 1 Atrium)
Create a soaking cloudburst, and as the rain falls, explore how we can use engineering know-how to curb the effects of storms and floods. Proudly supported by Halifax Water.

Touch Pool Demonstrations (level 1)
Drop by our aquarium to meet the sea stars, anemones, urchins, and hermit crabs that call our shores home. Learn how they move, eat, and relate to each other with an upclose and personal view. 

Solar Circus (level 2)
Soak up the sun as we explore how solar cells turn light into electricity. Challenge yourself and your family to power up a solar circuit complete with LEDs and switches. You may even get a shocking surprise!

Make-a-Saurus (level 3)
Become a foam fossil archaeologist and reconstruct a dinosaur from tooth to tail! Explore bones and balance and use your imagination and creativity as you build and name your DIY Dino.     

Dome Theatre Shows

Take a 360° tour of the galaxy with a Live Star Show or a Featured Film.

NEW! Film: Amazon Adventure
Henry Walter Bates, risks his life for science in the 1850’s as a young man during a fascinating 11year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest Ages 6+

Film: Backyard Wilderness
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. Ages 2+

Film: 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. Ages 4+

NEW! Sky Stories: Winter Legends
With the arrival of the solstice, take in a wintery view of a crystal-clear night sky, sharing myths and legends scattered among the stars. Ages 4+

NEW: Our Place in Space: Ice Giants!
Bundle up as we journey to the furthest planets in our planetary system, the mysteriously frosty ice giants, Uranus and Neptune! Ages 6+

No Escape: The Science of Black Holes
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! Ages 7+

Dome Theatre tickets are only available to buy in-person, for guests who have purchased admission. Showtimes are subject to change without notice any given time or day. Dome Theatre tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

See Showtimes up to a week in advance.

Helpful Tips 

  1. Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets online before you arrive, up to 3 days in advance of the day of interest
  2. Make a reservation for 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, and provide the confirmation name at the door
  3. While you’re here, sign up for a membership, 3 visits and it pays for itself
  4. Follow @DiscoveryCntr on Twitter for the latest updates & news 
  5. Plan to enjoy a yummy snack from Bird’s Nest Café (Level 3) 
  6. Stop into our Discovery Shop to bring STEAM fun home

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to purchase tickets online in advance?

All visitors, must pre-register online before your visit. To avoid wait times, please select purchase online. We are not accepting walk-ins. Time slots will be available online for reservation three days prior on a first-come first-served basis.

Do Members need a ticket?

Members are not required to reserve a ticket. Please be prepared to show your membership card or photo ID when you arrive to be fast-tracked..

When can I purchase tickets?

Admission tickets for all sessions between March 11-19 will be available three days in advance at 8:30 am.

Can my group come during March Break?

We are not able to accommodate group bookings including birthday parties from March 11-19.

What measures are in place to ensure my family’s safety?

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

  • 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
  • Encouraged mask-wearing

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