Get Your Rural Family Pass at the Discovery Centre, Halifax
Disclosure: Our family received a free day pass to the Discovery Centre in exchange for updating our blog post about the great deals for rural families. All opinions are our own.
Hey! If you live 100km from the Discovery Centre in Halifax, you are going to want to pay attention to this!
Since our boys were little, they have been huge fans of the Discovery Centre in Halifax. We spent so much time visiting the old location, playing with the bubbles and the Lego. They never grew tired of visiting. We bought a Rural Family Pass every year.
The new Discovery Centre opened in the spring of 2017 when we were living in the UK.
The boys were so excited to get to the new centre that they asked if we could stop on the way home off the plane!
That didn’t quite happen, but we finally did get to visit this summer and we can’t wait to go back again!
We spent well over two hours exploring all the exhibits.
It really is a kid’s paradise with everything being a hands-on activity … for all ages!
Next time we go, I think we will plan to spend our entire time in the makery lab on the bottom floor where the boys spent the majority of their time building Lego robotics and learning about circuits.
While at the Discovery Centre, we took in a show at the Dome Theatre. Here’s the explanation:
Marvel at the wonders of the world and beyond in our fully immersive Dome Theatre. With live star shows and full dome films, you can explore the vastness of space, discover the ancient remnants of a star or experience the best seats to a meteor shower!
These tickets are $2 extra and there are several shows to choose from, depending on the age and interest of your group.
Rural Family Pass
Here’s one of the best parts of the Discovery Centre! They realize, that when you live further away, you can’t get in as often to play, so they make it worth your while!
Anyone who lives 100km from Halifax is eligible for the Rural Family Pass! Here are the highlights:
2 adults, 2 kids
Unlimited access all year
ASTC Travel Passport
Discounts on Camps
Discounts on Birthdays
First access to registrations
15% OFF at Discovery Shop
50% OFF Dome Theatre tickets
15% OFF at Bird’s Nest Cafe (on location)
15% OFF at Tomavino’s Pizza
Member sneak peeks
Add a child – $10
*Limited to residents who live 100km away and residents of Prince Edward Island.
This is a great deal!
We have used our Rural Pass to get in free to the Ontario Science Centre and could have used it in the UK as well!
The great thing about getting a pass is that it only takes 3 visits for a family of 4 to make it pay off. And, you can see each traveling exhibit, and not have to worry if your kids want to spend the entire time in the lab!
Remember, every Wednesday evening from 5-8pm is free for everyone!
(This excludes the Dome Theatre)