Visitor Information

To protect the health and safety of its members, visitors, staff, and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Centre is temporarily closed to the public until JULY. 

We look forward to welcoming your family back soon!  

Looking for fun, at-home STEAM activities?    

Welcome to the Discovery Centre, located at 1215 Lower Water Street, just minutes from the beautiful Halifax Waterfront. The Discovery Centre is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences. Here you will find our hours of operation, admission rates, holiday closures, location and parking availability.

Hours of Operation
MondayTemporarily Closed
TuesdayTemporarily Closed
Wednesday (open late!)Temporarily Closed
ThursdayTemporarily Closed
FridayTemporarily Closed
SaturdayTemporarily Closed
SundayTemporarily Closed

Holiday Closures

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


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

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

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

Dome Theatre Pricing

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

Please note that Dome Theatre tickets are only available for guests who have purchased admission.

Regular$2 +HST
Members$1 +HST


The Discovery Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, including the Dome Theatre.

Wednesday Evenings are FREE!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we can now offer free admission every Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm!
Co-sponsored by: CIBC and UNIRENT HOLDINGS LTD.

Dome Theatre shows are the exception and will remain at an additional cost on Wednesday evenings. If you are visiting with a large group on a Wednesday evening, please call 24 hours ahead to let us know. (902) 492-4422 ext. 2221


Bird’s Nest Cafe is located on Level 3 and available to all visitors.

*hours and menu is subject to change without notice

Group Rates

A group rate is available for organized groups. Click here for more information


The Discovery Centre does not have a dedicated parking lot. Parking is available in the surrounding areas including the Halifax waterfront, the Seaport Market and behind the Westin Hotel. For hourly rates and parking locations, click here.


We are located at 1215 Lower Water Street, between Bishop’s Landing and the Halifax Seaport Market, along the waterfront.

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