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Johnson Geo Centre
Vacation Travel Guide

Venture into a hill for an underground museum that explores the past, present and future of the Earth and our planetary neighbors in space.

Go on a subterranean voyage of scientific discovery at the Johnson Geo Center. The underground museum houses exhibits that cover the birth and geological history of our planet and the future of space exploration.

Enter the museum through the glass reception hall, the only part of the building that is above ground. The center was carved out of the rock of Signal Hill and some of its external walls are more than 500 million years old. Look up at the huge suspended models of the planets of our solar system, then venture underground to explore the rest of the museum.

Examine rocks and minerals and learn about the formation of the Earth in the Our Planet exhibition area. Pick up insights into space exploration and how satellites contribute to our knowledge of the planet at Our Future and Space. Stand by the museum's Great Rock Wall which was formed approximately 550 million years ago.

Go to the Amazing Earth Theater to experience more than 3 billion years of Earth history crammed into a lively 15-minute show. Stop by the Titanic Story to see artifacts and hear stories that highlight the role of human error and greed in one of the world’s most famous maritime disasters. The passenger liner sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, 217 miles (350 kilometers) from the Johnson Geo Center.

Children aged 7 years and younger can play and learn in the Hibernia KidsPlace. Here they travel to a moon base, examine fossils and walk through the Time Tunnel into a volcano.

After your visit to the center, stroll through its Geo Vista Park. There are eight interlooped walkways around Signal Hill which feature storyboards about the area's geology and botany.

With its location on one of the most famous landmarks in Newfoundland, the hillside Johnson Geo Centre is easy to find. Drivers can park for free at the museum.

The museum is open every day, from morning until early evening. Reductions on the entry fee are available for seniors, students and children. Admission is free for children under 5 years of age.

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They have a great Titanic Exhibit. 10% of the building is above ground and 90% below with open rock walls.

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