Nanaimo Science’s mission is to inspire children and their families to develop an interest in science and sustainability through hands-on learning. We offer programs to school-age children in classrooms, during after school programs, in week long summer camps and at our science studio.

We find sponsors or grant funding for our school based programming when possible so activities will be available to all students regardless of income.

We also participate in a variety of community events at which we offer science activities FREE to families. Nanaimo Science offers activities that connect people with local ecology, address environmental concerns, demonstrate chemical and physical principles, develop an understanding of basic engineering, and most importantly encourage children and adults to engage, explore and question.

We connect to thousands of kids and families, train local teens and VIU students, and develop life-long curiosity skills!

Invest in Nanaimo Science at any level

→ Partner (>$20,000)
→ Community Partner (>$10,000)
→ Community Supporter (>$5000)
→ Friend (>$500)

Funds can be directed towards specific
items/events (please see below) or towards general operations.

Please contact Nanaimo Sciene’s Executive Director at
[email protected] with inquiries.

Specific sponsorship needs
Current Wishlist Items
Total Cost*
Digital Microscopes
  • Field-friendly and easy for younger scientists to use.
  • Cost: $100/microscope; classroom set of 15 = $1,500
  • Fantastic for stop motion animation, Kahoot quizes, LEGO robotics, and more
  • Cost: $180/tablet;  classroom set $2,700
Chemistry Lab Materials
Classroom set of exploration materials for future chemists
  • Cost: $250/session’ 12 session per year
LEGO Mindstorms Kits
LEGO Mindstorms kits help future computer scientists learn how to build and program
  • Cost: $500/kit
Go Green Donation

Help us reduce waste with rechargeable batteries (we use a lot!)

  • Cost: $35/dozen
* includes approximate shipping fees and taxes
Other sponsorship opportunities

Nanaimo Science is also interested in finding partners to support specific events.  Our creative team will come up with great opportunities to pair with business or other partners to showcase your donation!

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!