MAKING

HISTORY
TOGETHER

MAKING HISTORY TOGETHER

About The Exploration Place

Past, Present, and Future

Making History Together

Since we opened as The Exploration Place in 2001, we have welcomed over 2 million visitors, hosted countless events and exhibits, and have won awards at all levels for our programming. We have built deep and meaningful relationships with the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, the City of Prince George, and most importantly, with all of you.

Our
Mission

To provide a local lens on our evolving world by fostering discovery and engagement.

Our Vision

To strive to be a vibrant and trusted centre where diverse perspectives and traditions are celebrated.

Our Core Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Learning
  • Reconciliation
  • Respect

Convergence

2023 – 2028 Strategic Plan

In 2023, with the guidance of our visitors, members, board, staff, partners, and Northern BC First Nations, The Exploration Place adopted a new strategic plan. Titled Convergence, the new strategic plan will help guide The Exploration Place for the next five years, leading the museum to its 60th anniversary in 2028.

Join our Board of Trustees

As a non-profit organization, the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of volunteers from the community who share the mission and vision of the organization and are responsible for its well-being. Members of the Board (Trustees) come from different backgrounds; however, all share a commitment to the goals of The Exploration Place and giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

Deadline to apply: April 22, 2024 5:00pm

Leadership Team

The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre is owned and operated by the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society, a non-profit society and registered charity.

Tracy-Calogheros

Tracy Calogheros

Chief Executive Officer

250.981.5910

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Robyn Curtis

Alyssa Gerwing

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

778.675.1903

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Alyssa Leier

Alyssa Leier

Curator

250.981.5913

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Robyn Curtis

Robyn Curtis

VP – Development & Partnerships

250.981.5915

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Barb Laass

Barbara Laass

Vp – finance

250.612.8209

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Management Team

Jeni Arnott

Jeni Arnott

Manager – Origins Kitchen

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Jeni Arnott

Steve Carras

Manager – Visitor Services

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Jeni Arnott

Shailina Sarrazin

Manager – Programming

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Shaun Allen

Manager – Facilities

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Board of Trustees

Helena Trudel

Helena Trudel

PRESIDENT

Peter James

Peter James

PAST President

Kathryn Lauro

Kathryn Louro

VICE PRESIDENT

Clarisse Halbert

Clarisse Halbert

Treasurer

Elissa Gagnon

Elissa Gagnon

LHEIDLI T’ENNEH NATION REPRESENTATIVE

Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith

Trustee

Chuck Nisbett

Chuck Nisbett

Trustee

Heather Sanford

Dr. Todd Whitcombe

Trustee

Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

Trustee

Heather Sanford

Heather Sanford

Trustee

Timeline + History

Of the Exploration Place

The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre is an anchor in the cultural stream of our community. Steeped in ancient history, the north-central interior of British Columbia has stories to tell of its ancestors, geology, flora, and fauna; stories that have shaped who we are today and what our community will look like in the future.

Our Museum is a waypoint on our collective journey, a place to revisit our past and share our successes while we dream about tomorrow. Our youngest visitors are first carried through the front doors by parents and grandparents, returning over and over as they explore the world around them and find their place within it.

Land Acknowledgement

The Exploration Place sits on a place of great historical and cultural significance.

We gratefully acknowledge that the Museum is located on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.

Lheidli T’enneh means “the people who live where the two rivers flow together,” a name that emphasizes the deep connections between Lheidli T’enneh culture and place…

DEIA Statement

The Exploration Place’s mandate includes the priorities of inclusiveness, fairness, and intercultural respect. The Exploration Place acknowledges, honours, and celebrates the diverse and unique range of communities, ideas, experiences, approaches, and perspectives.