Science East

Science East, Fredericton: Hours, Address, Science East Reviews: 4.5/5

Science East
4.5
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 the former York County 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.
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Deanna V
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Couples
Such a great way to spend an afternoon! Staff was super friendly and truly passionate about science!💜
Highly recommend for a fun date, or fun afternoon of learning.
Jail cell was pretty cool too! And their fun outdoor playground.
Written May 24, 2021
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Csayar
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Family
It was nice to see that the museum was full of children however most of the training equipment is mulfunctuning.
Written March 9, 2020
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B L
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Family
As someone who lives close by, I've been there a few times and it's always been fun. O mater what age or ability or time of the year they can provide a vivid experience. Even when on section may be closed, they can make up for it, and theres alswy something new when I go.
Written March 3, 2020
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Fred W
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This privately operated museum/science discovery center says it has about 150 different things for all to do and see. I found a toddlers section, a teen section and many things that both adults and teens can try and learn from. They also have a Jail museum in the basement, as the building was originally a jail. There is a fee but it is reasonable and I feel we got our moneys worth.
Written January 28, 2020
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Jmbt13
Moncton, Canada149 contributions
We travelled up this way to go tubing, but the weather had other plans in mind for us. So we visited Science East for the day instead. There was a 14 year old girl and an adult. We spent about 2 hours here and tried each of the games and experiments. Some worked better than others and were more interesting than others. We did learn some new things. This building is not accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, etc. It used to be an old jail, and there were historical papers around the building telling us more about that, in addition to artifacts. It is a smaller museum in comparison to most, but still something cool to do in Fredericton. Would recommend to someone who has never been, but wouldn't buy a season pass or necessarily return.
Written August 30, 2019
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Beverly V
Gatineau, Canada39 contributions
Couples
We (adults) spent more than 2 hours at Science East. We tried most of the activities and we did learn some new things and re-enforced knowledge of others things. The activities look like they have been well used and are tired with some pieces missing or not working. It really needs an update. The jail museum was very interesting. Don't miss it while you are there. I would recommend to visit with older children who can read and understand the concepts in the science part of building.
Written July 6, 2019
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Emmanuel Boisvert
3 contributions
Friends
The Science East is good. There are full the games and I love it. The staff are kind. There is a small museum. I spent more than 2 hours.
Written June 1, 2019
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Scott
33 contributions
Family
not a lot to do. My daughter basically bounced from room to room. Watched a live science demo, was interactive and fun. Some of the stuff is broken.
Used to be a jail. Men died here. There is a playground built over top of where they used to hang people.
Overall my daughter was entertained but needs more to do for the price you pay
Written April 7, 2019
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Maraih
12 contributions
Family
It's not the worst, but it's definitly not like i used to remember it A lot of the stuff there is stuff you would find on pinterest. Its gone downhill. Not much is there anymore, or it looks cheap/poor quality. The younger workers don't want to interact with you as a guest. The only cool part is the jail in the basement, but even that isn't as cool as it once was.
Written March 19, 2019
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Nicole G
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Family
I took my children to Science East in June 2018. At least 20% of the exhibits were broken or out of order. It was still nice to visit, but not worth the price for the amount of exhibits that were out of order.
Written October 12, 2018
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Science East is open:
  • Mon - Fri 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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