PacifiCan funding will support structural improvements to the dome and the creation of a new creative technology gallery
Vancouver – For over 30 years, Science World has celebrated scientific discovery, innovation, and connection to nature. By sparking curiosity, this world-class institution is nurturing the next generation of problem solvers and world changers.
COVID-19 significantly impacted facilities like Science World that rely on tourists and local visitors. For Science World, the pandemic meant closing its doors for months, then reopening at reduced capacity to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
The Government of Canada understands that a vibrant tourism industry benefits all Canadians. That is why Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister for International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced $10 million in funding for Science World through the Tourism Relief Fund.
This funding will support critical infrastructure and gallery renovations, including improvements to the dome, new energy efficient lighting, and mechanical upgrades. Enhanced accessibility features will allow visitors with mobility challenges to experience every floor of the inspiring space.
In 2023, Science World will also launch a new exhibit, the Creative Technology Gallery, in partnership with DigiBC. This gallery will immerse visitors in an exploration of the relationship between science, technology and art.
The Government of Canada continues to deliver on its plan for a robust economic recovery, including supporting tourism organizations as they resume activities safely. In British Columbia, the $79 million Tourism Relief Fund is being delivered by PacifiCan, the Government of Canada’s new regional development agency dedicated to strengthening B.C.’s economy.
“Science World is an iconic gem of the Vancouver skyline, a tourist destination like none other, and a leading educational facility of our province. Science World provides locals and tourists alike with an experience to learn, explore, discover and imagine. Our Government is committed to ensuring that tourism attractions can once again reach their full potential and with this partnership, Science World will be able to renovate and revitalize critical infrastructure providing many more years of impact.” – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada