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Science World receiving $19M in federal funding

Jul 9, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Science World, one of the most recognized buildings in British Columbia, will receive critical infrastructure upgrades after an investment of $19 million from the federal government.

The funding will insulate and address necessary repairs in the dome to support the re-opening of the theatre. It will also support priority repairs to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical systems, decking and pilings repairs, and upgrades to the building envelope. Additionally, new accessibility features will help ensure Science World remains a space where people of all abilities can gather, learn, and discover.

The federal government is investing in the project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program. It previously announced $20 million in funding on April 23, 2023 for infrastructure priorities at Science World and $9.3 million of that funding will go to this project.

These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 42 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 66.5 tonnes annually.

“We are very grateful for the continued support of the federal government and this significant investment to ensure that Science World is here for generations to come. These critical infrastructure upgrades are not only vital to our own future but to the future generations of students, families and teachers who access our STEAM programming every day,” said Tracy Redies, president and CEO, Science World.

Science World, a non-profit organization, engages learners across the province in science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math (STEAM) through interactive exhibits and outreach programs. Built originally as a temporary signature site for Expo 86, Science World has long needed infrastructure upgrades to increase its lifespan.

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