Memorial University's Johnson Geo Centre is one of Canada’s most unique science centres and the premier science centre in the province. Located on and under historic Signal Hill, the centre was constructed in a natural rock basin, originally filled with peat covering glacial till and boulders. The basin was excavated and the centre built to fit within over 500 linear feet of exposed rock walls. Don't miss this chance to venture underground and explore our province's geological history!
To fully appreciate the many displays and exhibits, we recommend you set aside 2–3 hours. You’ll find that there is more than enough to see! However, if you’re in a rush, you can still enjoy a quick visit to the Geo Centre in under an hour. Ask our friendly staff as you enter for tips on how to move through quickly without missing any of the most popular points of interest.
The Geo Centre is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available.
Things to Do
Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill, the Johnson Geo Centre takes you deep underground to experience the story of Our Planet, Our Province, Our People, Our Future & Space.
While you are here, be sure to check out the amazing Solar System in our Grand Reception Hall, our Oil + Gas Gallery, and Gardens of the Deep. Kids can enjoy interactive, hands-on fun at the Hibernia KidsPlace or practice their engineering skills in our LEGO® room. And don't forget to stop in to Geo Gifts, where you will find unique keepsakes that reflect our province, as well as a variety of science and technology-themed toys and games.
For an outdoors experience, our Geo Vista Park provides eight interlooped walking trails through spectacular natural rocks and plants, with installations of historic structures from earlier settlements on Signal Hill.
It’s a visit you’ll love from start to finish!