Discovery Centre: New Science Centre with 5 Galleries of Educational Exhibits

Sharing the wonders of science

Halifax, Canada


The Discovery Centre is an interactive science centre that shares the wonders of science with visitors of all ages. The centre features five marquee galleries – Water, Health, Flight, Energy, and Creative Kids – that invite visitors to explore the marvels of our world.

ngx worked closely with the Discovery Centre team to develop a collection of hands-on, curiosity driven experiences. From a teddy bear x-ray station to a larger-than-life humanoid who offers unexpected insights into your insides (complete with sound effects), the exhibits are multi-sensory, playful, and rewarding.

Scope Highlights

  • Concept Design
  • Game Design
  • Gesture Tracking
  • Original Animation
  • UI and UX Design

Thanks to our project partners: Aldrich Pears, and Kubik

Canadian Association of Science Centres – CASCADE Award Finalist for Best Exhibit

SEGD Global Design Awards – Exhibition – Flight Gallery

Within the “Energy” gallery, visitors are invited to a 4 player game in a fictional city. Through their choices, both individually and collectively, participants learn how they can change their world.

“My Ocean World” is a gesture based exhibit that encourages visitors to make a personal connection with the ocean. Visitors use sweeping hand movements to activate oceanic animations that project onto the table.

“The Climate Sphere” explores our changing global environment with a responsive touch-globe. Empirical data sets inform animations that drive each of the four storylines:  atmospheric carbon, ocean currents, sea-level rise, and observed temperature changes.  Interactive elements highlight key locations around the world and draw connections between local and global scales of impact.

In the “Health” gallery, visitors explore 12 body systems at an eight-person touch table. Visitors navigate freely around each system and learn about key features with short interpretive animations. This exhibit has two operational modes: one for visitors and a “presenter mode” for teaching