Saskatchewan Science Centre

Saskatchewan Science Centre

Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Science Centre (SSC) is a non-profit, non-governmental educational organization with the mission of igniting scientific curiosity in Saskatchewan communities through interactive, dynamic, and engaging opportunities. It’s one of Saskatchewan’s largest family tourist attractions and welcomes approximately 200,000 visitors every year.

With numerous permanent signature exhibits, regular travelling exhibits, daily stage shows, day camps, outreach programming, birthday parties, an outdoor science park, adult science nights, and other special events, there is something for everyone to be able to experience interactive, informal science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM)-based learning.

The SSC plans to revitalize a currently unused space within the centre, which was once the enclosure for the Science Centre’s Great Horned Owl “Bubo.” (Bubo has since moved to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm where she will be able to live her happiest and healthiest life in a larger outdoor habitat.)

The plan is to transform this space into a quiet, sensory-friendly area where visitors can take a moment to look out the window over Wascana Marsh, bird watch using progressional bird-watching gear, and read locally written and published books that are relevant to Saskatchewan’s location, community, and STEAM-based teachings. Books may also be available in an audio format with headphones for those who are unable to read or are visually impaired.

The SSC wants to ensure this space is accessible and inclusive to all diverse needs and will include multiple sensory-friendly elements such as soft surfaces, enclosed spaces, fibre optic lighting, and sound-proofing materials.