Visitor Information

Our regular hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-4pm. Please note that we are CLOSED Friday, November 11th.

Hours of Operation


Holiday Closures

We are closed for Heritage Day, Good Friday, Natal Day, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, 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.

2 years & UnderFREE
Child (3+)$12 + HST
Adult (18+)$15 + HST
Senior (65+)$12 + HST
Family of 4$48 + HST
Purchase your admission tickets in store, or online

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: 

  • Focused cleaning on high touch surfaces  
  • Products such as hand sanitizer are readily available  
  • Visitors are recommended to wear non-medical masks or alternative PPE
  • Visitors are highly encouraged to stay home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe during your visit. 

Dome Theatre

NEW: The Dome Theatre has re-opened and has brand new films and stunning live star shows for a 360 virtual experience! Dome Theatre tickets can only be purchased in-person, if admission has already been purchased. Dome Theatre tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

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


Bird’s Nest Café is located on Level 3 and available to all visitors, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm.


Discovery Centre does not have a dedicated parking lot. Parking is available in the surrounding areas including the Halifax waterfront, The PIER, 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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