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Johnson Geo Centre, St. John's

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Children’s Museum · Natural History Museum
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For a fun and educational experience, head to Johnson Geo Centre, a science and geology museum on Signal Hill. Overlooking St. John's, most of the museum building actually sits underground, with walls of exposed hill rock adding to the atmosphere. See a wide range of minerals, rocks, and fossils, admire the massive solar system replica, watch a 3D movie about the earth, or view the exhibits about the Titanic tragedy. Among the many interactive and interesting displays, you can learn about Canada's nature, history, and space exploration efforts. Make Johnson Geo Centre a part of your St. John's vacation plans using our St. John's day trip planning website.
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Johnson Geo Centre reviews

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  • We really enjoyed this fascinating museum. The exhibits are well displayed and explanations are clear. We did only manage about half of the museum due to time constraints, but we were there for... 
    We really enjoyed this fascinating museum. The exhibits are well displayed and explanations are clear. We did only manage about half of the museum due to time constraints, but we were there for...  more »
  • The exhibits and presentations were fascinating and informative, providing a thorough introduction to both local and world-scale geology, and goes beyond the Earth and into our solar system. The... 
    The exhibits and presentations were fascinating and informative, providing a thorough introduction to both local and world-scale geology, and goes beyond the Earth and into our solar system. The...  more »
  • A lot to look at and read into. A lot of information to take in, and quite mind blowing on how old the rock is. 
    A lot to look at and read into. A lot of information to take in, and quite mind blowing on how old the rock is.  more »
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  • Great place with lots of educational exhibits and fascinating information!! I loved the movie inside the iceberg—very cool. So many interactive things!!
  • This was more interesting than I expected. The wall of Rock that is an exposed wall of the center is what Signal Hill is made up of. There are many aspects of the geography displayed in extremely interesting ways. There are also solar system and space exhibits here. It is worth a visit. There are also walking trails of historic interest.
  • This review is specifically for events planned at the Geo Centre. I've now planned two large events at the Geo Centre, the first was a charity dinner (~8 years ago), this was with the previous management. The second was my wedding ceremony (Summer 2022). Both events were excellent and both experiences reflect the professionalism that the staff at Geo have. I very highly recommend having an event with them. The new event coordinator, Emily, is amazing. She helped so much during the weeks of lead up and the day of execution of our wedding ceremony and made it so much easier on us. Thank you Emily!! Although we only had our ceremony at Geo, I can speak to the food from the charity dinner I previously planned there, Red Oak catering is the caterer that Geo uses and they are excellent to work with and their food is excellent.
  • They don’t tell you at the front desk that half of their exhibits are closed. We went in based on the advertisement that they went over what was inside signal hill, but that was a tiny part of their exhibit, and the oil & gas exhibit we wanted to see was closed, and that wasn’t disclosed. Not sure why the price isn’t discounted (nearly $30 for two adults) in this case. 1/3 of the only adult-friendly exhibit was about space (not what you’d come to this facility for), 1/3 was about the “people” (again, not what you’d come to this facility for) and 1/3 was about actual geology. The remaining 1% was about Signal Hills geology (one wall, with very little information). A good chunk of the museum had nothing to do with Newfoundland. If you come here, come with the knowledge that this Geology museum is about space exploration, what’s in a kitchen (?), and has almost nothing to do with what’s advertised. It’s interesting, but it’s not as advertised.
  • Very interesting place! Learned a lot about our planet and how different types of rock ended up where they did. Displays are interactive and were fun to engage. Science experiments were being conducted outside in the entrance hall and the scientists were knowledgeable and at ease working with both kids as well as adults.

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