Science City Has Moved to Forster
Although STEAM Day Camp is operating on weekdays in July and August (see below), we are not fully open to the public while renovations and repairs are being made the former Forster High School and its roof. Please book ahead for tours or visit, or just show up on Thursdays between 10 AM and 3 PM. We are to be the anchor of a not-for-profit co-op, the Forster Community Hub, located at 749 Felix Ave., Windsor ON N9C 3K9. In addition to our STEAM Day Camp here in July and August this summer (STEAM: exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics for girls and boys) (see below), we are open for tours and admission by appointment at that time as well. Also, please visit our Farmers' Market on weekends! The Bridge company has been working with us and other charities to turn the facility into an exciting and independent community centre in Sandwich. Final details and needed renovations are being worked out and unfortunately this is taking longer than we thought. This is a good time for you to tell us what features and designs you would like to see in the new Science City!
Our experience during the past ten years of operation, when welcomed thousands of school classes and about 100,000 visitors, demonstrates our important role in advancing the understanding and appreciation of science in the region and has reinforced our conviction to rebuild and reopen, bigger and better than ever, so that we can continue our important educational mission inspiring and entertaining children of all ages.
Summer Day Camp Open
Our STEAM Day Camp is open and running in July and August. The provincial STEMCAMP organization withdrew because of low enrolment numbers, so we are operating a small camp locally, with somewhat reduced prices: $35/day or $150 per week, with discounts for members and families with more than one child enrolled. To register, call 519-973-3667 or email email@example.com. There is an emphasis on STEAM topics, having fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics by both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15.
Summer Positions Filled
Thanks to funding from Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs, Science City has hired six talented university students this summer. The positions are Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator (3), Volunteer Supervisor, Farm/STEM exhibitor. Click here for details.
Donations and Electronic Payments
Donations are still needed for us to cover ongoing costs, especially now while our admissions revenue is on hold, and donations are eligible for tax receipts. Receipts for recorded donations of $20 or more, made in 2017, should be in the mail before the end of February 2018. In addition to traditional payments by cash or cheque, there are a couple of ways to make donations or other payments to us electronically:
Our 12th Annual Earth Day Dinner was great!
Many thanks to all who attended or sponsored our FUNdraising dinner on April 20, 2018! It was a fine evening with good food and fun in the Udine Room at the Fogolar Furlan Club at 1800 North Service Road, Windsor. Our guest speaker was Dr. Graham Parker, a specialist in stem-cell research from the Medical School at Wayne State University in Detroit. His talk, Removing Barriers to Real Scienctific Progress, was engaging and enlightening. For a poster of the dinner, click here.
When we're open, there's plenty to do and see at Science City. Kids really love the fossil dig, shadowland, and the human bubble. We also have live animals (snakes, turtles, fish, tarantulas, geckos, ...) and a time tunnel of historical telephones, photo equipment, TVs, computers, and so on. Our emphasis is on hands-on interactive exhibits showing principles of physical science and biodiversity. We have about a hundred of these.
"Awesome!" "Amazing!" "I Love It!" are just a few of the comments. Read more on the link below.
Birthday Parties at Science City!
Book the best Birthday Party in Windsor. Science based. Easy, Convenient, Fun, Educational and Affordable. Visit the Lagoon, Big Dig, Human Bubble and More!!!
Capri Pizza Discount
Get 20% off items in the take-out menu from Capri Pizza, Dougall Avenue, ordered for Birthday Parties and other events held at SCIENCE CITY!!
New! Tutorials in Math & Science
Students are often pushed into advanced classes before they are comfortable with the basics. This is especially problematic in math. It's easy to get behind and to want to give up. We offer individual and small-group tutorials in math and science, given by qualified university graduate students or upper-level undergraduates. Our tutorials build an understanding of concepts through hands-on problem solving.
Curriculum-Based Class Programs 2017-18
Treat your school class to an exciting workshop of hands-on science activities, right in your classroom. (Until our new facility opens, we only offer workshops on outreach.) There are several curriculum-based workshops to choose from and we can also design ones on specific topics if you like. Workshops generally run 30 to 40 minutes in length. Call for details and pricing.
Membership in CASC
Science City is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) and participates in their reciprocal program of free admissions. If you are a member of another participating CASC centre, you have free admission to Science City. Conversely, if you are a member of Science City, your membership card will also give you free general admission to over two dozen other CASC centres across Canada.
Thanks to Donors!
Admission receipts are never enough to cover our operation expenses. We depend on generous donations in order to survive. Please join our donor wall by making a donation of $100 or more.
Gift Ideas from Science City
Once we reopen, give memberships in Science City! Spread the fun experiencing the joy of discovering science and its applications. Great for children of all ages, even seniors! Members of Science City have free admission to 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada. Gift certificates, single admission tickets, and gifts from our science store are also available.
David Suzuki Presents Award to Science City
We were pleased to be recognized for our efforts to raise awareness about science and the importance of protecting our environment. Our thanks to the organizers of the Canvas Campus and to Dr. Suzuki for making the Mother Earth Awards.
Children 3 yrs. to 12 yrs:..............$6.00
2 adults + 2 children:.............$25.00 (a $3 savings)
Additional children each:..........$5.00 ($1 savings each)
Children 2 yrs & under:...............Free
School teachers with ID...............Free
Support workers with clients.........Free
Family of 4 Memberships..............$75
Additional family members...........$20 ea
Thanks to our membership in the reciprocal program of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, members in Science City have free general admission to over 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada.
Parking is FREE at Science City!