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Celebrating 35 Years of the Saskatchewan Science Center with the Proclamation of Discovery Week 2024 | News and media

Released on April 24, 2024

The Government of Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Science Center, has declared April 22 to 28 as Discovery Week in Saskatchewan. This week offers an opportunity to spark scientific curiosity and discovery in Saskatchewan communities through interactive, dynamic and engaging opportunities as it celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

“The Saskatchewan Science Center is one of the largest tourism attractions for families in the province and strengthens our economy in addition to offering educational programs and philanthropic initiatives year-round,” said Minister of Parks, Culture and Sports Laura Ross. “The Saskatchewan Science Center has done a great job of getting young visitors curious about science and technology, and as we look back on their achievements this week, we are filled with a sense of pride and optimism for the future.”

The Saskatchewan Science Center is a non-profit, non-governmental educational institution located in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was because a visionary group of women who formed part of the Junior Service League in 1978 recognized the critical need for greater public awareness and understanding of science and technology.

To celebrate this anniversary and in honor of Discovery Week, the Science Center is hosting events that encourage nostalgia with activities and programming from the archives. The public is encouraged to participate by visiting the Saskatchewan Science Center during regular hours or during Adult Science Night on April 25.

During the week there will be a limited, special screening of the IMAX film The Dream is Alive. This film was the first documentary to be shown in theaters when it opened in April 1991. This documentary takes viewers on an exciting journey around Earth and chronicles humanity’s achievements in space exploration.

“Many of us have experienced that wide-eyed wonder from our first encounter with the magic of science since we burst onto the scene in 1989,” says Sandy Baumgartner, CEO of the Saskatchewan Science Center. “Discovery Week is a chance for all Saskatchewan residents to share some of the nostalgia, celebrate our roots and dive into a week of science, smiles and maybe a few crazy experiments!”

The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to provide $620,000 annually to support the operating costs of the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

Learn more and follow the 35th anniversary celebration on the Saskatchewan Science Center website at www.sasksciencecentre.com.

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For more information contact:

Mackenzie Love
Parks, Culture and Sports
Regina
Phone: 306-526-8635
Email: [email protected]