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Saskatchewan Science Centre

A multi-storey display greets visitors to the Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina.
Regina Leader-Post

The Saskatchewan Science Centre is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting better public understanding and appreciation of science. The Centre is an informal educational facility for the province of Saskatchewan. It creates opportunities for students, teachers and families to interact with science and learn from a hands-on perspective. The Science Centre does this through two facilities: the Powerhouse of Discovery and the Kramer IMAX Theatre. The Powerhouse of Discovery features hands-on exhibits that explore basic scientific principles, while the Kramer IMAX Theatre presents films, primarily science- or nature-oriented, in the giant-screen IMAX format. Innovative programs for everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens enhance the effectiveness of both. The Powerhouse of Discovery is located inside the former city powerhouse, a landmark on the north shore of Wascana Lake since 1914. The red-brick exterior has been left essentially unchanged, while the interior features three floors of exhibit space, a laboratory, a roof-top observatory, a 100-seat theatre, a gift shop, a restaurant, and meeting rooms.

Scott Langen

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