Discovery Centre

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Discovery Centre
Established 1990
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type science museum
Website Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre, re-opened its new location at 1215 Lower Water Street, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Discovery Centre is a non-profit, registered charitable organization that is passionate about its mission to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences.

From its beginnings as a travelling science show now to its spectacular new home on the Halifax Waterfront, the Discovery Centre has grown a lot over 30 years of operation.

With the support of local, regional and national private sector corporations, including funding from three levels of government helped raise $20 million in the Discovery Centre Atlantic Canada's premiere Science Centre.

But through it all, the Discovery Centre has stayed true to its vision: using its facility, people and passion for demonstrating how STEAM can empower our youth, grow Nova Scotia’s knowledge-based economy and inspire an innovative culture by showcasing our best and brightest.


The museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, Canadian Association of Science Centres, Association of Science and Technology Centres, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.


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Coordinates: Earth 44°38′46″N 63°34′24″W / 44.646094°N 63.573469°W / 44.646094; -63.573469