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

Now located at 4355 Jingle Pot Road in room 105.


Infant Sensory Series 

A 4 week series for parent and child exploring different sensory activities.   The class is led by an NS3 educator and will take you and your child through several stations related to the sense of the day. Ages 6-18 months with parent participation.
New session starting April 18 from 9:00 – 9:45am.
Registration available here.

Pre-School Explorers Series

A 4-week series for parent and child that explores different hands-on science activities. For example, a theme of “Mixing and Separating” with activities such as making slime and coffee filter chromatography.  You’ll go home inspired with lots of new ideas to try!  Ages: 2-4 yrs with parent participation.
New session starting April 18 from 10:30 – 11:15am.
Registration available here. 

Marine Conservation Workshop

Join us on Earth Day for a workshop focused on Marine Conservation. Explore several hands-on stations to learn about: whales with SIMRS Build-a-Whale, microplastics and their effects on the ocean, how blubber works and more! This is a parent participation program – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $12 per child; adults are free. Ages 5+.
April 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30pm at NS3’s Science Studio
Registration available here.




NS3 is currently accepting applications for summer positions. Please see details on our opportunities page.


Drop In Science Studio

Our new drop-in schedule starts up Jan 10th. With new activities and old favorites, there is something for everyone! Please see the Science Studio page for more details or our calendar for dates and 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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