Johnson GEO CENTRE Tours
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The Johnson Geo Centre is an underground geological museum in Newfoundland with 12 different attractions. Learn the history of planet Earth (and space) through interactive exhibits, feature presentations, and tours. The ultra-modern building features a glass-walled elevator to help you get around.
Explore the Johnson Geo Centre's four main exhibits—Our Planet, Our Province, Our People, and Our Future and Space—each combines informative panels with hands-on activities and artifacts. Visit to-scale model of the solar system; aquariums that features creatures from the Gardens of the Deep; two theaters, one of which is 3-D; and Johnson Geo Vista Park, home to eight interlooped walkways that pass plants and stones dating back millions of years.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Johnson Geo Centre is a must-visit attraction for families and those interested in geology.
- Tours of the center focus on diverse themes that range from fossils, black gold, and the Titanic.
- The center is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible in its entirety.
How to Get There
The center is located on Signal Hill Road and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Newfoundland and Labrador. From downtown St. John’s, you can walk to the center in 25 minutes or take a taxi.
When to Get There
Johnson Geo Centre is open from morning until early evening, Monday-Friday, year-round. Tours take place throughout the day, July-September.
The Johnson Geo Centre site is imbued with historical significance and is home to one of the city’s best-known landmarks. After visiting the museum, wander around Signal Hill National Historic Site to take in panoramic views of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, you find Cabot Tower, a tiny castle built upon a hill.
Address: 175 Signal Hill Rd., St. John's A1A 1B2, Canada
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