Johnson Geo Centre

Johnson Geo Centre information

Location
St John's , Canada
Address
175 Signal Hill Rd
Telephone
+1 709 737 7880
More information
www.geocentre.ca
Prices
adult/child $12/6
Opening hours
9:30am-5pm
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Nowhere in the world can geo-history, going back to the birth of the earth, be accessed so easily as in Newfoundland, and the Geo Centre does a grand job of making snore-worthy geological information perk up with appeal via its underground, interactive displays.

The center also has an exhibit on the Titanic, and how human error and omission, not just an iceberg, caused the tragedy. For instance, the ship's owners didn't supply her with enough lifeboats so as not to 'clutter the deck,' and the crew ignored myriad ice warnings. What any of this has to do with geology remains unclear, but who cares? It's fascinating.

Trails with interpretive panels wind around outside. The Geo Centre is up Signal Hill Rd, about 1km beyond downtown.