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Science as a Human Right: ISCSMD 2018

The third annual International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) proved to be another great success! On November 10th, 2018, Science Centres and Museums across the world participated in this celebration of science as a Human Right, promoting the role we play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals put out by the United Nations.

With this year’s theme of Science as a Human Right, these institutions served as places that contributed to the use of science for the creation of a better world through engaging scientists, inclusions efforts, gender equality initiatives, and other programs and exhibitions full of empowerment in the world of science.

Science Centres and Science Museums can be found all over the globe and they welcome millions of visitors each year who seek information and support to make changes in their communities. ISCSMD is also a reminder to everyone about the universality of science with the ability to build bridges across cultural, geographical and religious boundaries and also addressing common concerns.

Among those participants were members of CASC spanning across Canada:

West Coast

  • Big Little Science Centre

  • Okanagan Science Centre

  • Science World British Columbia


  • TELUS World of Science — Edmonton

  • Saskatchewan Science Centre

Atlantic Canada

  • Science East

Central Canada

  • Armand Frappier Museum

  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum

  • Canada Science and Technology Museum

  • Montreal Science Centre

  • Musée de l’ingénosité J. Armand Bombardier

  • Ontario Science Centre

  • Science North

  • Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

What is International Science Centre & Science Museum Day?

The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly event that aims to illustrate the role that science centers and science museums can play in raising awareness and engagement in sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health (HIV/AIDS, Zika and other), energy, waste, water shortages, etc. Science centers and science museums are present on all continents and welcome 300 million visitors each year who are actively seeking information and support to make changes in their communities. 

Science centers and science museums worldwide take the opportunity of this day to celebrate and promote their missions through widely diverse informal science education activities addressing these critical topics articulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is a day of celebration and action at local, regional and international levels and an important reaffirmation of the value of science centers and science museums everywhere.

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We look forward to sharing your November 10 stories and highlighting the great work of Canada's Science Centres ! 

Let us know how you are participating in 2019.  

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. 

©2019 Canadian Association of Science Centres