New!  Spring 2022 Science in the Park with the RDN

Explore RDN parks and protected areas 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!
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Regional District of Nanaimo!
SpRING 2022 Schedule

Saturday April 23, 2022 at Englishman River Regional Park – Learn about erosion, the rock cycle and rivers in general at Top Bridge and Englishman River Regional Park.

Saturday May 28, 2022 at the HR MacMillan Arboretum – Learn about trees: deciduous vs. coniferous and their life cycles; and the history of the arboretum as a place of research.

Saturday June 25, 2022 at Moorecroft Regional Park – Learn about the animals, birds, insects and aquatic life that call Moorecroft Regional Park home.

Each program runs from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM, rain or shine. Families are welcome to drop by anytime during this window. Parent participation required – activities may include nature hikes, explorations of
local flora and fauna, science games and art projects.

Summer 2022 Science in the Park

Summer 2022 dates will be announced soon!  We are grateful to the Canada Parks and Recreation Association for their support of our summer Science in the Park program


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!