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Halifax, NS

As with most great things, the Discovery Centre began as an idea. Nearly 40 years ago, a group of passionate individuals developed a collection of interactive exhibits designed to instill wonder and appreciation for science in people of all ages. Since then, the Discovery Centre now stands as a world-class facility boasting 40,000 square feet of space, housing over 200 unique hands-on exhibits, including an immersive Dome Theatre, Innovation Lab, and Ocean Gallery.

The Discovery Centre is beloved by its community, acting as a shared space where science and technology can delight, ignite, and unite. To date, the Centre has welcomed approximately 2 million visitors and its outreach programs aim to spark a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in each and every child in Nova Scotia and beyond.

As a not-for-profit organization, the success of the Discovery Centre relies on revenue from admissions, programming, and services, as well as from members, volunteers, and generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and agencies who share a belief in STEAM and its power to inspire a healthy and prosperous future.

This year, the Centre is excited to host CASC’s Annual Conference. “Making Waves” will attune attendees to the role of science centres in a world where creating a lasting impression and instigating change is of increasing importance. In the spirit of innovation, “Making Waves” will showcase one of Canada’s newest science centres in its new location directly on the Halifax waterfront.

Facebook: @DiscoveryCentre

Twitter: @Discoverycntr


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 through knowledge sharing and respectful relationships. 

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