Visitor Information

 We are open Sunday, September 17, 9:00AM – 4:00PM.
REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am-4pm. Purchase your tickets ahead of time online to save time waiting in lines and to secure your spot!

Hours of Operation


Holiday Closures

We are closed for Heritage Day, 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.

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

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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, Wednesday to 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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