About Us


The mission of the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3) is to inspire children and develop their interest in science and sustainability through hands-on learning. Key to this mission is conducting community outreach through our educational programs, and building an interactive Science Centre for the central Vancouver Island region – a destination attraction where families, kids, retirees, teachers, schools and tourists will have fun playing in hands-on exhibits, questioning how things work, discovering the science behind sustainability practices, and imagining the wonders of the natural world.


The NS3’s future goals are simple:i) continue to offer quality interactive science opportunities to families; ii) increase both the number of schools and school districts participating in our outreach programs; iii) operate an interim science centre – a small space for exhibit-based programming that will also serve as a base for our programs; and iv) build a permanent science centre in Nanaimo.

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