Johnson Geo Centre
Johnson Geo Centre
4.5
Natural History MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson Geo Centre takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth. Discover our planet's incredible history, the numerous species of corals that live off our coast, learn about the volcanoes, earthquakes, and natural forces that shape the very ground beneath our feet, and so much more. Explore the interactive exhibits on your own or join our interpreters on a guided tour. The kids will love playing in the Hibernia KidsPlace and experiencing our multimedia film complete with rain and lightning. Be sure to visit Geo Gifts to find the perfect keepsake. Then, take your learning outside with a walk through our Geo Vista Park. At the Johnson Geo Centre, we'll show you Earth from the inside, out! The Geo Centre is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Shirley
    23 contributions
    A must see in St. John’s
    Fantastic place to stop for two or three hours, especially if a rainy or foggy day. Great displays and informative videos. Many displays you can touch and interact with. Great for people of all ages.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Kenneth B
    Hancock, Massachusetts88 contributions
    Fun for all ages
    For child or the child within you This is a must stop. After you arrive, you take an elevator that takes you down not only in feet but in time. The displays are well constructed with lots of hands on opportunities for the kids and kids at heart. I loved how the incorporated the native rock into the building to tell the story
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • jackhl
    9 contributions
    Not to missed
    The Johnson Geo Centre is right on the way to Signal Hill and well worth the visit. Built deep into the rock of Signal Hill it the self guided tour is simple with staff available if your have any questions. Don’t miss the walking trials behind the centre.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
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Brenda S
Winnipeg, Canada108 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
This place is pretty cool tons of stuff for the science history buff scene. Super good for kids. Excellent learning atmosphere.
Written December 24, 2023
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jackhl
9 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Johnson Geo Centre is right on the way to Signal Hill and well worth the visit. Built deep into the rock of Signal Hill it the self guided tour is simple with staff available if your have any questions. Don’t miss the walking trials behind the centre.
Written September 25, 2023
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Kenneth B
Hancock, MA88 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
For child or the child within you
This is a must stop. After you arrive, you take an elevator that takes you down not only in feet but in time. The displays are well constructed with lots of hands on opportunities for the kids and kids at heart. I loved how the incorporated the native rock into the building to tell the story
Written August 14, 2023
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MacsOntario_Canada
34 contributions
Jul 2023
We visited the GEO Centre on July 10, 2023. Very informative. Lots to see. Young & old would appreciate this place. Loved the two dogs outside.
Written August 2, 2023
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Liz S
Ontario, Canada52 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was an interesting addition to our day today. There were lots of interesting displays and a good intro video. Covered geology, space, the oil and gas industry and more. Several things for kids to do but I think much of the content would be geared to an older crowd. Great gift shop, clean bathrooms and located close to many things.
Written July 29, 2023
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Pet37
Barrie, Canada785 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
It’s more geared toward kids as some displays were interactive. It was interesting. Nice little introduction presentation. Smaller than expected so only need 1-2 hours to visit. You get a discount with your CAA card. They need water fountains.
Written July 22, 2023
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AnniversaryGal
Calgary, Canada109 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Best part wasn’t the part about the geology and rocks, rather the oil and gas exhibition. Fascinating and lots to learn.
Written July 2, 2023
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LCP
62 contributions
Jun 2023
A fascinating centre about the weather and unique geology of Newfoundland. It was interactive with items to touch and an excellent film enhanced by rainfall and waterfall. The illuminated floor map is intriguing. The guides were informative and answered questions readily. An enjoyable experience to be recommended for adults and children alike.
Written June 30, 2023
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Shirley
23 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Fantastic place to stop for two or three hours, especially if a rainy or foggy day. Great displays and informative videos. Many displays you can touch and interact with. Great for people of all ages.
Written June 29, 2023
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Sonia F
Milford, NJ274 contributions
Jun 2023
The Geo Centre provides fascinating information about the geology of Newfoundland. The interpretations are well-presented and relatively easy to understand for non-scientists. Children seemed to enjoy themselves here.
Written June 22, 2023
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