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Science East

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Address: 668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
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+1 506-457-2340

Science East's mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science...

Science East's mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences. The Science Centre has over 100 exhibits that teach the basics of science in a fun and entertaining way. You can interact with exotic insects, make patterns with a laser beam, create a mini-tornado and lots more. And with something for all ages, there is no better way to get your hands on science! PLAY with more than 150 hands-on science exhibits for a one-of-a-kind experience, plus don't miss the dungeon museum!DISCOVER and explore the only science playground in Atlantic Canada, featuring a climbing wall, human gyroscope and much, much more!LEARN at our extensive camp programs that run through the summer, March Break and on school PD days.

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Worth the cost and the visit

Took young children to this attraction in Fredetiction and both adults and children were not disappointed. Plenty to do and plenty to see...there is even the jail cell!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took young children to this attraction in Fredetiction and both adults and children were not disappointed. Plenty to do and plenty to see...there is even the jail cell!!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I took our grandchildren there 10/12 ... we all enjoyed it very much The staff was friendly & helpful...

Thank Mel C
Puslinch, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This fun, science-themed, hands-on museum, is good for kids. There are many great hands on exhibits, geared mostly to the under 12 year old. Kind staff, fun. It is somewhat run down and could really use a financial shot in the arm to spruce up, and replace some of the dated exhibits.

Thank Gerry S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My family has been to Science East a few time and had a great time. Lots to learn and plenty to do. There are so many interactive activities for everyone and my 4 year old and 11 year old both found things they loved most.

Thank Geri G
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We brought a variety of ages to Science East. It is not a big venue but it has some interesting things for all ages. It was an old jail that has an interesting past. It held a famous serial murderer, and was involved in a Drug Cartel plot to do a jail break. But it's main purpose is to teach... More 

Thank Robert H
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was here for a child's birthday party. Staff were really helpful, the kids loved the existing activities and those that were laid on for the birthday party.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have visited Science East several times over the years with our grandkids and always enjoy the experience. The displays are well laid out with clear explanations of the scientific principles involved. We really enjoyed the 3D printer that was set up since our last visit. Science East is located in the old York County jail with the exhibits in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Science east transformed a 150+ year old prison into a great place for learning. I feel it helped grow the love of science I have in at least of one of my children. There is even an authentic dungeon in the basement!!!

Thank Mauger v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a rainy day with our three kids (3, 6, 9). They enjoyed the exhibits, as well as the historic jail cell in the basement. The Centre is smaller than I'd imagined it to be. My kids didn't seem to mind, however. The only issue I had was that there were no places for us to eat... More 

Thank Jenn B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Having been to Science North previously I thought it might be a fun way to kill some time on a rainy afternoon. My husband asked the girl at the front desk if she thought a couple of mid-20 somethings would get something out of the site, and she excitedly said yes, that it would be fun for all ages. We... More 

Thank Amanda C

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