Support

Donations

Join us in helping to inspire people of all ages to be engaged with the science in the world around them!

As a registered charity, we rely on generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners that help provide key funding to meet our mission and support programs and services in our community. Support for Science North will ensure a lasting impact in Sudbury and across Northern Ontario through STEM education, outreach, and economic development.

To find out more about how you or your organization can get involved, please contact Lindsay Donnelly.

Email: lindsay.donnelly [at] sciencenorth.ca (lindsay[dot]donnelly[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)


Individual Impact

Every year, your donation will help inspire:

  • 250,000 visitors that walk through our doors
  • 50,000 students who enjoy hands-on Outreach Programs across Northern Ontario
  • 800 teachers reached in teacher workshops
  • 6,000 children in outreach programs in First Nations Communities
  • 38 Northern Ontario communities impacted by camps and outreach programs
  • 44,000 students a year who visit a Science North attraction

Join a community of supporters committed to conservation, innovation and education. The deeper your engagement with us, the greater your impact is on the issues you care about most.

How can you make an impact?  

Contact: Lindsay Donnelly
Email: lindsay.donnelly [at] sciencenorth.ca (lindsay[dot]donnelly[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)


Ways to Give


  • Science for All Fund
    • Science North’s new Science for All Fund, will provide financial support to increase the number of individuals, groups, schools, and communities who can access Science North facilities and experiences. Through new outreach events and educational programming, the Science for All Fund will ensure programs related to STEM are attainable to anyone living in Sudbury and across Northern Ontario, including Indigenous and Francophone communities.

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  • Provide Access for Cancer Patients
    • Offer cancer care patients the space to nourish their spirits and minds. The Mary Toppazzini-Bernardi Fund provides complimentary admission for Northeast Cancer Centre visitors and their care partners to the science centre and the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery.
  • Support Underserved Kids
    • Every child deserves a chance to go to science camp! The Risto Laamanen Fund helps remove financial barriers that might otherwise stand between a family and summer science camp enrolment.
  • Fund Bluecoat Research
    • The Marchbank Innovation Fund helps support Bluecoat research which enables us to develop new science and innovative programming for visitors!

Interested in directing your support to another initiative or looking for recognition opportunities?

Contact: Lindsay Donnelly
Phone Number: (705) 522-3701 ext. 328
Email: lindsay.donnelly [at] sciencenorth.ca (lindsay[dot]donnelly[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)


Corporate Giving Membership

Invest in happiness. Invest in wellness.

A growing body of evidence shows that institutions like science centres and museums can benefit individual health and well-being in their role as public forums for sparking curiosity and learning, and by helping people to make sense of the world and their place within it. Whether it's sharing photos from their day out, or talking about the exhibits they experienced, these interactions will become part of what makes your workplace culture great.

Creating connections is good for people
and so is giving back.

Corporate giving strengthens our community, and we welcome your support. As a Corporate Member, your business serves as a vital community partner in helping to support exceptional exhibitions, curiosity-driven experiences and diverse educational programming.

For your generous support, we offer a number of perks including complimentary admission for guests, savings on IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, plus discounts at our concession stands, and gift shops!

Contactdevelopment [at] sciencenorth.ca (development[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)

Purchase your Corporate Giving Membership using our online portal:

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CORPORATE GIVING PRICING AND BENEFITS

CORPORATE SUPPORTER

Price: $500

Corporate Employee and Client Engagement

  • 25 Corporate Guest Passes (up to 6 guests per visit) includes: Free Parking; 10% discounts on: IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, Whizards Gift Shop, Elements Food Court, Coca-Cola Corner, Big Nickel Boutique, and Copper Café
  • Exclusive partner communications

Marketing Opportunities and Recognition *

  • Recognition on Science North’s Supporter Gallery Webpage (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Donor Impact Report * (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Annual Report * (name)
  • Invitation to exclusive events and premieres
  • Right to use — Company Name / Logo and “Proud Partner of Science North
CORPORATE FRIEND

Price: $1000

Corporate Employee and Client Engagement

  • 50 Corporate Guest Passes (up to 6 guests per visit) includes: Free Parking; 10% discounts on: IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, Whizards Gift Shop, Elements Food Court, Coca-Cola Corner, Big Nickel Boutique, and Copper Café
  • Exclusive partner communications

Marketing Opportunities and Recognition *

  • Recognition on Science North’s Supporter Gallery Webpage (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Donor Impact Report * (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Annual Report * (name)
  • Invitation to exclusive events and premieres
  • Right to use — Company Name / Logo and “Proud Partner of Science North

Events and VIP Hospitality

  • Up to 50% off discounts on facility rentals
  • 50% off private IMAX® showings ***
CORPORATE BUILDER

Price: $2500

Corporate Employee and Client Engagement

  • 100 Corporate Guest Passes (up to 6 guests per visit) includes: Free Parking; 10% discounts on: IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, Whizards Gift Shop, Elements Food Court, Coca-Cola Corner, Big Nickel Boutique, and Copper Café
  • Exclusive partner communications
  • 4 NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks 19+ night passes for your clients and / or employees

Marketing Opportunities and Recognition *

  • Recognition on Science North’s Supporter Gallery Webpage (logo)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Donor Impact Report * (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Annual Report * (name)
  • Invitation to exclusive events and premieres
  • Right to use — Company Name / Logo and “Proud Partner of Science North
  • Recognitions on Science North social media platforms (LinkedIn)
  • Invitation to Science North’s annual donor appreciation event(s)

Events and VIP Hospitality

  • Up to 50% off discounts on facility rentals
  • 50% off private IMAX® showings ***
CORPORATE ADVOCATE

Price: $5000

Corporate Employee and Client Engagement

  • 120 Corporate Guest Passes (up to 6 guests per visit) includes: Free Parking; 10% discounts on: IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, Whizards Gift Shop, Elements Food Court, Coca-Cola Corner, Big Nickel Boutique, and Copper Café
  • Exclusive partner communications
  • 10 NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks 19+ night passes for your clients and / or employees

Marketing Opportunities and Recognition *

  • Recognition on Science North’s Supporter Gallery Webpage (logo)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Donor Impact Report * (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Annual Report * (name)
  • Invitation to exclusive events and premieres
  • Right to use — Company Name / Logo and “Proud Partner of Science North
  • Recognitions on Science North social media platforms (LinkedIn)
  • Invitation to Science North’s annual donor appreciation event(s)
  • Corporate Partner Plaque for your office
  • Send a child to Summer Science Camp

Events and VIP Hospitality

  • Up to 50% off discounts on facility rentals
  • 50% off private IMAX® showings ***
CORPORATE BENEFACTOR

Price: $10,000

Corporate Employee and Client Engagement

  • 140 Corporate Guest Passes (up to 6 guests per visit) includes: Free Parking; 10% discounts on: IMAX® and Planetarium tickets, Whizards Gift Shop, Elements Food Court, Coca-Cola Corner, Big Nickel Boutique, and Copper Café
  • Exclusive partner communications
  • 20 NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks 19+ night passes for your clients and / or employees
  • 2 Tickets to Science North’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Marketing Opportunities and Recognition *

  • Recognition on Science North’s Supporter Gallery Webpage (logo with link)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Donor Impact Report * (name)
  • Recognition on Science North’s Annual Report * (name)
  • Invitation to exclusive events and premieres
  • Right to use — Company Name / Logo and “Proud Partner of Science North
  • Recognitions on Science North social media platforms (LinkedIn)
  • Invitation to Science North’s annual donor appreciation event(s)
  • Corporate Partner Plaque for your office
  • Send a child to Summer Science Camp
  • Adopt-a-School (annual school membership)
  • Customized sponsorship opportunities for events, programs, or exhibits at Science North or Dynamic Earth
  • Cheque presentation with social media announcement

Events and VIP Hospitality

  • Up to 50% off discounts on facility rentals
  • 50% off private IMAX® showings ***
  • A ‘Bluecoat’ tailored experience for up to 10 guests (i.e. behind the scenes / guided tour, private Discovery Theatre show, sneak peak of special exhibit)

* Company recognition available per fiscal year beginning April 1–March 31

** Function space for up to $1,500 per event (hospitality + additional services costs not included)

*** Discount on IMAX® theatre rental only. Does not include film tickets for guests. The following discounts will be offered on bulk tickets: 30–99 tickets = 10% off; 100–149 tickets = 25% off; 150+ = 50% off

PLEASE NOTE: Corporate Giving investment is for a 12-month benefit period. We are happy to provide a tax receipt in lieu of benefits. Opportunity to tailor program based on needs.


Sponsorship

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Connect your brand to extraordinary experiences! Secure customer attention and raise your brand awareness with Science North.

Since we know our audience profile inside out, we offer brands engaging opportunities to connect with people and promote memorable experiences. 

Offering more than logo placement, we tailor solutions to meet business needs and demonstrate a return on investment:

  • Cutting-edge, immersive exhibits and films that prompt questions and arouse curiosity
  • Innovative programs from summer camps and e-learning to Indigenous outreach
  • Opportunities for branded engagements, product integrations and targeted social media
  • Creative ideas for experiential marketing opportunities 
  • Audience research 
  • Visitor experience expertise
  • Fulfillment reporting
  • Tangible results on your investment 

Are you ready to bring your vision to life?

Contact: Lindsay Donnelly
Email: lindsay.donnelly [at] sciencenorth.ca (lindsay[dot]donnelly[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)


The Bluecoat BALL

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SAVE THE DATE! RUBY GALA

Science North’s annual fundraising gala, returns! Mark your calendars and join us for another memorable evening of inspiration and entertainment.

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Join us in celebrating 40 years of Science North at our annual fundraising gala, the 2024 Bluecoat Ball: The Ruby Gala! Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 for the Science for All Fund, which was established last year thanks to the generous support of the 2023 Bluecoat Ball!

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Science North’s Vale Cavern

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LAST YEAR'S BLUECOAT BALL WAS TRULY UNFORGETTABLE!

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the 2023 Bluecoat Ball. Together, we raised $300,000 in support of the Science for All fund! We laughed. We cried. We celebrated! Relive last year’s magic below. We can’t wait to do it all again in 2024!

Please await your formal invitation, along with information for purchasing tickets. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, email lindsay.donnelly [at] sciencenorth.ca (lindsay[dot]donnelly[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca)

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