Science in the Park is back this summer!

Explore beaches, parks and other green spaces with Nanaimo Science’s Outreach Educators! These parent participation drop-in events will have you exploring your parks with nature hikes, explorations of local flora and fauna, science games and art projects.

Free drop-in science activities for children of all ages with their families!  If your daycare of other larger group is interested in stopping by, please contact us so that we know to expect you!

This program is made possible thanks to the Canada Parks & Recreation Association!
Summer 2022 Schedule

Programs run from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted

July 6-9:  Beach @ Piper’s Lagoon Park

July 10: HR MacMillan Arboretum

July 13 & 14: Departure Bay Beach

July 14: Nanaimo Night Market (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

July 15: Sunset Cinema @ Maffeo Sutton Park (Nanaimo) brought to you by Coastal Community Credit Union (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

July 16: Sunset Cinema @ Parksville Community Park brought to you by Coastal Community Credit Union (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

July 20-24: Huddlestone Park in Lantzville

July 28: Long Lake Park with Nanaimo Wellington branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library as part of the Summer Reading Program

July 28: Nanaimo Night Market (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

July 29 & 30: Morden Colliery

July 31: Transfer Beach with Ladysmith Days Summer Festival (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

August 4 Nanaimo Night Market (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

August 6 & 7: Mount Benson Regional Park

August 10: Departure Bay Beach

August 11: Nanaimo Night Market

August 12: Departure Bay Beach (1:00 – 4:00 PM)

August 13: Departure Bay Beach

August 14: HR McMillan Arboretum

August 17: Blue Heron Park

August 18: Nanaimo Night Market (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

August 21: Moorecroft Park

August 24 & 25: Parksville Community Park (beach)

August 26-28: Beban Park with the Vancouver Island Exhibition (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)


Please note: This event is intended for children and families, parent participation is mandatory.  For safety purposes we require children under age 16 to be accompanied by a minimum number of supervising adults:

  • Children 4 years old and under, 1 adult per every 3 children is required.
  • Children 5 years old to 9 years old, 1 adult per every 5 children is required.
  • Children 10 years old to 16 years old, 1 adult per 10 children is required.
Hey Parents!

Nanaimo Science offers a wide range of activities aimed at children from infancy to Grade 7.  Check out our school break camps, Pro-D day camps and workshops, and Homeschool supports!