Welcome to the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3)!

Located at 4355 Jingle Pot Road in room 101.

With our new registration system, you now have the opportunity to create a family account and register for NS3 programs using a cart-style app. Please let us know if you encounter any problems or have any questions.


Registration and Store

We want to hear from you!

As we get ready for a new year of programs we want to know which programs are most valuable to you. Click here for our quick 10 question survey and let us know what you think!


Upcoming Programs

Take a look at our upcoming programs that we’ve opened for registration!



NS3 and Island ConnectED will be hosting the 6th annual Science Saturday on February 1 from 10am – 2pm. This event is a celebration of science in our community with drop-in, hands-on activities for kids and adult scientists alike! Entry by donation (suggested $5/person).

CLICK HERE to see all the community participants and more details. 

Homeschool Full Day Workshops

Details on our next Homeschool Full Day Workshops on Jan 24 and Feb 28 are now available. CLICK HERE for information. Registration is now open. 

January 24 – Dino Day!

February 28 – Super Sleuths


Pro D Workshops

Details on our Spring Pro D Workshops on February 24 and 25 are now available. CLICK HERE for information. Registration is now open. 

February 24 – Dino Day!

February 25 – Escape Room


Spring Break Camps 2020

Registration is now open for our 2020 Spring Break Camps. CLICK HERE for more information!

March 16-20 – Life of a Scientist

March 23-27 – Forestry


Ongoing Programs


Science On the Move

Hey Teachers, bring NS3 to your classroom with our In-School Programs! NS3’s mobile science van can bring hands-on programs with specific curriculum links! Programs can be adapted to work with PLO’s across different grade levels.

Click HERE for more information!


Birthday Parties

NS3 birthday parties entertain kids with exciting, hands-on activities and experiments. We can host the party at our Science Studio or bring the fun to you!

Click HERE for more information, and check out our calendar for available dates. 



8 Week Series of Home School Classes

Hey Homelearners, the next 8 week series starts in January!  More about dates, times, content, coming soon through this link. 

Registration is now open. 



NS3 Gifts!

Gift certificates are available to purchase in any denomination! The dollar amount can be put towards any of our programs including drop-in passes to the Science Studio, after-school programs, Saturday Workshops or spring break and summer camps!

Jitterbug kits with everything to build your own motorized insect are available for only $12!

To purchase a gift certificate, simply visit our Science Studio during any of our drop-in times. Cheque or cash please.

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