Science East Science Centre


Business Number: 897197943RR0001

Science East Science Centre

Established in 1994, Science East’s mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences. Open throughout the year, all ages can enjoy the over 150 hands-on and interactive exhibits exploring technology, optical illusions, energy, crime forensics, animals, dinosaurs, anatomy, insects, deep space and more! Located in a former Victorian-era jail built in 1842, its exhibits, camps, school programs and events attract over 16,000 people each year with a further 40,000 people participating in extensive outreach programs in every region of the province. Science East offers Atlantic Canada’s only outdoor science playground, combining physical activity with building knowledge and skills in science and technology. Programs and services are offered in both French and English. In 2014, the centre won the Best Outreach Program Award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres, given each year for the best onsite or offsite educational, interpretive, or public program in Canada.

Your gift to Science East supports our community and the future of the province with creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, events and programs in science and technology to build the skills and capacities needed to meet the challenges of life and work today.

What People Are Saying

"With planned explorations and some free time with the wonderful exhibits at the centre, my students gain an appreciation for true learner-centered, inquiry-based science. If teachers can develop excitement for learning science like this, imagine what passion they can foster in their students!"

— Dr.Grant Williams, School of Education, St. Thomas University

"As humans and caretakers of our world, understanding the scientific method and its importance to the health of our bodies, society and planet is essential. Armed with passionate and knowledgeable science educators, Science East are proven leaders in this vital task and we are proud partners. "

— A. Timmermans, Curator, Quartermain Earth Science Centre, UNB

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