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June 4, 2015

Public Consultations Launched for the Canada Science and Technology Museum Renewal

Renewal is underway at the Canada Science and Technology Museum — new exhibitions, programs, and a striking facade will be featured when it reopens in 2017. Museum staff, design consultants, and architects are working on a new master plan for both the interior and exterior of the Museum. Starting today, the Museum is undertaking public consultations to share the first sketches and concepts from this master plan.

“The renewed Museum will be a platform to showcase Canada’s human stories of science and innovation,” said Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “Through public consultations, we are sharing our plans for the Museum’s engaging experiences, where the past meets the future.”

Until June 20, Canadians are invited to participate in a survey and offer their thoughts about the new exhibition plans, programming, facade, and partnership opportunities. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Complete the online survey
  • Visit the Museum team at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Museum team at an associate Museum — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Saturday, June 13, or the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Based on initial feedback from Museum Members when the Museum closed in September 2014, the Museum is happy to confirm that the locomotives and the Crazy Kitchen will still be part of the experience when the Museum reopens in 2017.

Additional opportunities for feedback on exhibition designs will be communicated to the public through the Museum’s website as the renewal project unfolds.

While the Museum is closed, artifacts, education programs, activities, and demonstrations are being showcased at different venues, to continue to spark curiosity for science and technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to share Canada’s rich innovation heritage. For background on the temporary closure, visit the Museum website.

The work of the Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Kelly Ray
Manager, Communications

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