New Discovery Centre


Pedestrians outside of the Discovery Centre

Did you know construction is well underway at the new Discovery Centre on the Halifax waterfront? Catch this cool 3D construction timeline and follow along.

What started 30 years ago as a travelling science show from the back of a van, has now grown to the largest science centre in Atlantic Canada and one of the region’s most loved family institutions. The Discovery Centre has been a pillar of scientific discovery in Nova Scotia, pollinating 1.4 million minds by reinforcing curiosity, knowledge and innovation. But today, we are on the precipice of something monumental. We are building a new, state-of-the art Discovery Centre. The seed was planted with a tremendous gift from Nova Scotia Power – over 40,000 square feet of space in their corporate headquarters on the Halifax waterfront and title sponsorship of the new Energy Gallery.

With 30 years of bringing science to life for youth across our province, follow the behind the scenes look at the construction all the way back to our first believers.