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Science East

668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
+1 506-457-2340
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unique and fun experience

science east is really great for children, as they have a large play ground in the back, all kinds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaitlan C
Very cool place

Awesome for young kids but also teenagers. A mix of history and science. Cool demos with liquid... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
erikphilippe
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Fredericton, Canada
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Play, Discover and Learn! Science East Science Centre is one of Canada’s most unique tourist destinations. All ages can enjoy the over 150 hands-on exhibits exploring science through technology, optical illusions, energy, animals, dinosaurs, exotic insects, deep space and more! Located in a former jail built in 1842, science and history meet in the basement museum where the jail's intriguing history and role in Canadian forensic science is revealed. Experience daily summer science shows at 11am & 2pm and Atlantic Canada’s only outdoor science playground! Week-long science camps offered in summer and March Break. Programs and services offered in French and English. Open 7 days/week, throughout the year.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (14 reviews)
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668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada
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+1 506-457-2340
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

science east is really great for children, as they have a large play ground in the back, all kinds of cool science experiments to play with all through the building, and they can arrange parties ! science east has been around since i was a...More

Thank Kaitlan C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome for young kids but also teenagers. A mix of history and science. Cool demos with liquid nitrogen.. my kids loved it!

Thank erikphilippe
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

my grandchildren visited Science East so much we purchased a family pass for the year for their Christmas gift! It was one of their request! they had so much fun they want to go back as often as possible! The service we received when we...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Small place, but has lots of fun stuff inside to discover. Great for kids, adults, anyone with an interest to discover.

Thank mathewv174
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This little museum was do much fun. Very interactive. Some of the highlights for my two children 10 and 4, was a hurricane simulation exhibit, climbing wall, and the jail that was preserved from what once stood on the site. We were there much longer...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We had our science center pass for Toronto, and found we could use it at other science centers. So we were in Fredericton and thought we would check it out. Lots of exciting science things to see and do. The history of the buidling being...More

Thank Lynette C
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

We where in Fredericton for the days in we where glad to chose this attraction it as something for all ages ,interesting fact science courts by the staff really helpful,we spend more than three hours try to solve all the test and learning at the...More

Thank chisasibi
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Science East does not look like much from outside....seriously! (Since it used to be a jail), but once inside it was a ton of fun. I visited with 5 children age 7 through 15. All of us had a great time including myself. Admission was...More

Thank Carrie B
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We had a really fun visit here! My daughter loved all the hands in exhibits, especially the playground with the giant chess and jenga games.

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

What a great science centre, not the biggest we have been to, but it's got a big heart. Lots of hands on activities and information. The basement was the the first jails and the backyard has a somewhat science themed playground. Well worth half a...More

Thank Davidtisme
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