Science North


Business Number: 107962979RR0001

With your generous support, Science North continues to inspire people of all ages to be engaged with the science in the world around us.

As a registered charity, Science North relies on generous contributions from individuals and corporate partners to continue to inspire people of all ages to build a culture of inspiration, engagement and curiosity in the world around us. 

Join a community of supporters committed to community, conservation, innovation and education.  The deeper your engagement with us, the greater your impact is on the issues you most care about.


Science North is a not-for-profit cultural attraction. Since opening in 1984, Science North has gained an international reputation for its style of science communication delivered by real scientists. That has been the hallmark of Science North since the very beginning, and it is the reason our Bluecoat brand of science delivery is known worldwide.

Over the years, we’ve grown from a single attraction to one that includes the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery, a special exhibits hall, Northern Ontario’s only IMAX® theatre, and a digital planetarium. Science North is Canada’s second largest science centre and we’ve transformed the former Big Nickel Mine into Canada’s eighth largest science centre – Dynamic Earth. 

We also engage the people of Northern Ontario in science through outreach programming, covering 800,000 square kms across Northern Ontario. Over the years, we’ve connected with more than 670,000 people in Northern Ontario and now have a permanent outreach base in Thunder Bay to serve the northwest.

What People Are Saying

"In school you just sit and watch a SMART Board video of them taking you through a mine, but at Dynamic Earth, you get to walk around through a mine. When I grow up I want to be an architect. Dynamic Earth has helped me think of a kind of structure I’d like to make."

— Jack Sheehan, Student in Sudbury

"Science North encouraged me to be curious and ultimately led to my employment in the field of engineering. Being exposed to speakers who had embarked on exciting life journey’s at such a young age instilled in me the belief that anything was possible."

— Meagan McGrath, Canadian Adventurer

"As a science demonstrator (at Science North), I learned valuable lessons in communication, specifically the ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds... I am grateful for the time I spent at Science North and for the people I met. It certainly contributed to the person I am today."

— Dr. Natalie Goodale, Family Physician

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