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


Located at 4355 Jingle Pot Road in room 101.

We are so excited to introduce our new registration software. You will 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. Please note that if you have used the Amilia platform previously you can use the same account to register for NS3 programs.


Registration and Store


First time to NS3’s Science Studio? 

Check out our Science Studio page and also our calendar for details on drop-in times, school programs and special events. 


NS3 is hosting an evening drop-in on Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8pm!  Come check it out.  Same fees apply as regular drop-in sessions.


Looking to do some last minute holiday errands kid-free? Drop-off your kids at NS3 special Science Club Saturday December 16th from 10-12pm! 


Science Workshops

An Evening of Science! 

Explore The Chemistry of Natural Dyes December 14 from 6:30-7:30pm through hands-on science activities. 

Science Saturday Workshop – Light It Up 

Design and build a paper circuit to light up an LED for a winter-card at this family fun workshop! December 16 from 1:00-2:30pm with parent participation.

More information and registration is available here


Join the NS3 for our Winter Break Camp
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead


Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math at the NS3’s Winter Break Camp January 2-5, 2018! Discover the code for living things as we extract DNA from bananas, explore the properties of light with prisms and more! 

More information and registration is available here


Science of Distillation

Join NS3 at Arbutus Distillery on December 6th to learn all about distillation and the science behind crafting artisanal gin and vodka. Tickets are $25 and include distillery tour with Arbutus’s head distiller, gin and vodka tasting and some nibbles to pair with your beverages. Tickets are available through our online store under the Merchandise tab. Must be 19 or older to attend.



Drop In Science Studio

NS3’s Science Studio will be open on Tuesday, September 12th in our new room!  Click HERE for more information on our studio programs and drop-in times.

NS3 Gift Certificates!

New! We now have gift certificates 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!

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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