Johnson Geo CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 175 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada A1A 1B2, St. Johns
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7097377880
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Johnson Geo Centre - Review
The Johnson Geo Centre is a geological interpretation centre situated in St. John’s. The building was built in a natural rock basin that was cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill. The Geo Centre takes you deep underground to experience the story of our planet, the future & space. While on your visit, do visit the ‘ExxonMobil Oil & Gas Gallery’ & ‘Titanic Story’. Apart from the main display areas, the Centre is also home to an auditorium, classroom and a gift shop. Everything about the Geo Centre, from the building itself to its exhibits, is marvellous and has a fascinating story. Head over here to spend 2-3 hours exploring this phenomenon.
Johnson Geo Centre Ticket Prices
- Adults: USD 12, Seniors (60+): USD 9
- Students: USD 9, Youth (5-17): USD 6
- Family Pass: USD 32
How To reach Johnson Geo Centre by Public Transport
- Bus stop at Duckworth Street
- Hiring a taxi or renting a car is recommended
Restaurants Near Johnson Geo Centre
- Geo Cafe
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95% of people who visit St. Johns include Johnson Geo Centre in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
51.69% of people start their Johnson Geo Centre visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Johnson Geo Centre
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Johnson Geo Centre, St. Johns Reviews
We spent about 4 hours here yesterday, and left only because they were closing. There is so much to see and learn! The Titanic exhibit was very thorough and interesting. Yes, one could read any number of books and gain the same knowledge, but the displays and models made it a much broader experience. There is even a room with iceberg “aquariums” that really put these big chunks of ice in perspective! We spent a lot of time, and read every board. If you don’t want to take that much time, the regularly scheduled staff tours are great, as the tour guide provides a summary of the story as you move through the exhibit. The many rocks on display are very interesting - IF you’re interested in how rocks are formed and seeing samples of each type. There are also exhibits about plate tectonics and the history of earth and life on earth that I found very fascinating. Then you move on to space exploration exhibits. This wasn’t very detailed, but it was nice to see the progression from billion year old rocks to space travel. My only disappointment was the lack of information/exhibits about the ocean floor. There was just a minor display, and considering Newfoundland is an island, AND the majority of Earth is water, I felt emphasis could have been expanded. There is a very small exhibit about sponges, however. If you want to understand the “how and where’s” of oil drilling, there is a very detailed exhibit to satisfy that curiosity. Overall, the Geo Centre is a well designed and fascinating place.
Johnson Geo Centre is a magnificent place where you can learn more about the geological, historical and social origins of the region. Guided tours are very passionate, in particular the one about the Titanic. I assisted a conference about the creation of icebergs which was also very interesting. Staff is very intellectual and professional. The greatest thing about this centre is that it's located under the old rocks of Signal Hill which you can observe and touch. If you visit St. John's for the first time, visiting this centre should be right on the top of your list.
Interesting and educational for all ages. Lots of great souvenirs to be had. It's a great place to visit after checking out Signal Hill. You want to give yourself atleast 2 hours to check out all the exhibits and a few of the daily shows. Staff are very educated and can provide lots of tid bits and interesting facts. The Titanic exhibit, Oil and Gas exhibit and Rock Exhibits are personal favorites. Lots to learn and see.
Fantastic.Excellent staff - friendly and knowledgeable. Displays very well laid out and informative. Enjoyed my afternoon there.
A fun and informative spot to visit! Some information is dated, but still worth the $12.00 per person for entry. Gaining access to the theatrical productions will cost an additional $3.00 per.