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Launch of Science Odyssey (2015) with Canada's Minister of Science and NSERC President



The Canadian Association of Science Centres builds capacity for its members to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement.


We accomplish our Mission by facilitating and assisting in leveraging opportunities, relationships and knowledge sharing.

Creating synergy among Canada's science centres

The Canadian Association of Science Centres was founded in 1985 to create synergy among Canada's science centres and science-related museums, to assist in finding solutions to the challenges faced by these important public institutions, and to provide a single voice before government.

50 members engaging 8 million visitors

We are a national platform for Canada’s Science Centres and informal science engagement.  We represent 50 Science Centres, Museums, Aquariums, Planetariums and Makerspaces across Canada that attract 8 million visitors annually, of which 6 million are adults. 

Over 1,500 science communicators 

The workforce across our membership represents more than 1,500 science communicators and support staff in addition to more than 10,000 volunteers. 

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We strive for reconciliation by working to transform existing relationships to emphasize open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations.

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