Is it pouring outside? Or too cold? Spend some time inside having a good time, while getting out of your house. HRM is home to many great indoor attractions that will keep you busy for hours. If you are looking for indoor fun around Halifax, check out the indoor attractions listed below.
Whether you are looking for kids birthday party centres, indoor date night ideas, or visiting Halifax, you will find something in this list.
Things to Do Indoors in Halifax: Entertainment Centres, Attractions & Playgrounds
The Discovery Centre has become a Waterfront must for families. Take a hands-on look at science and technology. Housing five state-of-the-art exhibits, the Discovery Centre has exhibits for all ages. The centre hosts travelling exhibits, so there is always something new for visitors to check out.
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax
$10 to $40
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Pier 21 has been a huge part of Canada’s with nearly 1 million immigrants enter Canada through its gates from 1928 to 1971. The Canada’s Museum of Immigration shares the stories from 400 years of immigrants that continues up to present day.
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax
$8 to $30
Museum of Natural History
Explore the wonders of Nova Scotia’s sea and land inside at the Museum of Natural History. Watch a live bee colony and take a closer look at live critters, or find out what is bigger a blue whale’s rib bone or you.
1747 Summer Street, Halifax
$4 to $17.95
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Immersed yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage at Canada’s largest and oldest maritime museum. Along with the main collection of maritime elements, including the CSS Acadia, the museum also hosts special exhibits to showcase Maritime history and culture.
1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax
$3 to $25
Zip around in Atlantic Canada’s premier indoor karting or test your aim in the mission based laser tag arena. How many laps can you complete in 8 minutes? Or Challenge you friends and family to high tech laser tag in a 3,000 square foot indoor arena.
66 Otter Lake Court, Bayers Lake, Halifax
$20 to $45
Get Air has become the place to be if you are looking for indoor fun. Spend the day bouncing around or relax in the massage chairs. Each day, there are special events to keep the fun and excitement going.
612 Windmill Road, Dartmouth
$11 to $29
Ground Zero Climbing GymSpend a day climbing the walls at the Ground Zero Climbing Gym. Challenge yourself and your family and friends to how high you can climb.
Unit #3 Wright Place, Dartmouth
Seven Bays Bouldering
Try your hand at bouldering at Seven Bays Bouldering. Along with climbing the walls, there is also a traditional gym offering classes and a cafe to chill out at before or after a climb.
2019 Gottingen Street, Halifax
$13 to $16
Escape the ordinary, and get ready to glow while playing mini golf and arcade games at Putting Edge. Try your hand at classic and new arcade games, before or after a round of mini golf that will take you to places unknown.
182 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake, Halifax
$9.99 to $10.99
Strike out at Bowlarama. Bowl or play classic arcade games that will keep you busy for hours. There are promotions to help you save money while having fun.
3459 Desmond Avenue, Halifax, 16 Dentith Road, Halifax, and
31 Atlantic Street, Dartmouth
Tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery
Halifax’s ‘jewel in the crown’, the Alexander Keith’s Brewery opened it’s doors almost 200 years ago. Today, the brewery is still open and offers tours for those who want to take a behind scenes look at how their famous beer is made.
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax
$24 to $27
The Board Room Game Cafe
Pick from over 500 games at Nova Scotia’s first board game cafe. Bring along a group of friends and play old favorites or find a new game to try out. The Game Bosses can guide you through rules of each game. You can also enjoy a hot drink and a snack from the cafe during the game.
1256 Barrington Street, Halifax
Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaVisit Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum. Located in downtown Halifax, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia houses the Province’s art collection. The gallery hosts a variety of programming to explore art and culture throughout the year.
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax
$5 to $25
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Sports have helped shape Nova Scotia’s cultures, and the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame celebrates over 150 years of sports and heroes. The free state-of-art museum features ongoing audio-visual presentations, exhibits and a multi-sport simulator.
1800 Argyle Street, Halifax
Test your problem solving skills at this conveniently located trap room. Themes are updated regularly, so there is always a new puzzle for clients to solve.
1313 Barrington Street
Nearby By Planet VR
Immerse yourself in video games at this one of kind VR cafe. You can pick from over 100 games and enjoy drinks and snacks to stay hydrated and energized while you play. If you have never used VR before, the on-site hosts will walk you through it before your time slot.
2093 Gottingen Street, Halifax
$20 to $70
Who said arcades are dead? Silverball Games has collected and bought together a large variety of classic arcade games and pinball tables. It is trip back to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Make sure to bring lots of coins.
250 Saint Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax
1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford
An iconic theatre located near the Halifax Waterfront, Neptune Theatre is the stage where you will see the best plays in the city. The shows are changed seasonally.
1593 Argyle Street, Halifax
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre
Maybe Halifax’s most unique dining experience, Grafton Street Dinner Theatre has been a staple for over 30 years. Enjoy a great meal and a fantastically funny show that will leave you in stitches.
1741 Grafton Street, Halifax
Casino Nova Scotia
Offering amazing views of the Halifax Harbour, Casino Nova Scotia is a gaming dream. Along with its large gaming area, the casino is also known for its amazing shows and fantastic buffets.
1983 Upper Water Street, Halifax
Scotiabank Centre is the place to be for the biggest events in Atlantic Canada. The centre has hosted some of the world’s top performers, top athletes, and their signature events. Get ready for a world-class event when you buy your tickets for the Scotiabank Centre.
1800 Argyle Street, Halifax
Get creative and messy while painting pottery at the popular Clay Cafe. The cafe offers over 300 pieces to pick from. After painting, items are ready to be picked up after 4 – 7 days since the items need to be fired to ensure they are dishwasher and microwave safe.
6413 Quinpool Road, Halifax
$5 to $45
Halifax Central Library
A piece of art and architecture, the Halifax Central Library has become an iconic sight on Spring Garden Road. There are floors of books to checkout. There is even a cafe in the library where library patrons can get a cup of coffee to enjoy with a great book.
5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Take a trip back in time to the 1940’s when you eat at the Chickenburger. This drive-in dinner is iconic for having its original 40’s decor and absolutely delicious food, especially their chicken burger that still uses the original recipe. It is also the oldest drive-in diner that is still open in Canada.
1531 Bedford Highway, Bedford
Canada Games Centre
Running, walking, swimming, diving, dancing, lifting, and playing, the Canada Games Centre is the place to be if you want to be active inside. The Centre hosted parts of the 2011 Winter Canada Games.
26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax
See movies like never before with amazing IMAX visuals. The IMAX Theatre plays the latest blockbuster hits and special films that take full advantage of the fantastic high tech screen. So, sit back and have your mind blown by an IMAX film.
190 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax
Mic Mac Mall
The second largest shopping centre in Atlantic Canada, Mic Mac Mall is the place to go if you want to do some window shopping, meet up with friends, or just do some indoor walking. With over 120 shops, Mic Mac Mall has something for everyone.
21Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth
Halifax Shopping Centre
The largest shopping plaza in Atlantic Canada, Halifax Shopping Centre is an excellent option for those who want to do some serious shopping or just check out what is new. There are over 170 stores on three floors, with the food court being on the new ground floor.
7001 Mumford Road, Halifax
This brightly coloured candy store is a local favourite for those who are looking candy and treats from around the world and gag gifts. The mixed candy bags are a must, especially if you miss having penny candies in your life. They also make delicious, thick milkshakes and have a great selection of pop from across the globe.
1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford, and
1729 Barrington Street, Halifax
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Visit the oldest continuously running farmers market in North America, and check out the over 250 vendors. The market offers a wide variety of produce and products, as well as amazing views of the Halifax Harbour.
1209 Marginal Road, Halifax
Play bingo like never before at the Halifax Forum. On Saturday nights, the house lights are turned off and the black lights are turned on. Numbers glow as you get ready to yell bingo while listening to modern music.
1209 Marginal Road, Halifax
While the community of Africville may have been destroyed in the 1960’s, it’s spirit survives within the walls of the Africville Museum. The Africville Museum is housed in a replica of the church that was the heart of the community. Spend a day in the museum and hear the stories of the community, the injustice of its destruction and celebrate the community that still endures today.
5796 Africville Road, Halifax