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Visit The Exploration Place

Temporarily Closed For Renovation.

See below for more information about our reopening! Find out about our rates, group rates and membership prices.


Visiting The Exploration Place

Temporarily closed for renovation

All memberships have been placed on hold effective from our closure date on March 13, 2020.

We want to assure all our members that you will not lose any time on your membership.

All memberships that were active at the time of our closure will be extended. If you had more than six months of use left on your membership, you will receive a full 1-year extension upon our reopening in June. If you had less than six months of use, you will receive a 6-month extension.

Your membership at The Exploration Place supports us as a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology, heritage, and culture.

We’re going digital.


We are excited to introduce digital membership cards as a benefit of membership! Digital membership cards can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone. Going digital means you never have to worry about forgetting your membership card, in addition to being more environmentally friendly.

Admission Rates

All rates are subject to taxes.



2 adults + 4 children (Children must be 18 years & under.)



Up to age 12; under 1 are free.


Youth 13-18 Years


Adult 19+

Must present valid ID.


Student or Senior

Must present valid ID.


Person with aide

Aide is free.

Group Rates

Pre-booking is required.

All rates are subject to taxes.


Group Rate Per CHild

Minimum of 8 people per group


Group rate per adult

Minimum of 15 people per group


Tour Rate Per Person

Minimum of 30 people per group


The Exploration Place currently has over 4000 members
and counting. See what the ‘perks’ are below!




2 adults + 4 children  (Children must be 18 years & under.)




Student OR Senior

Must present valid ID.

Member Perks

  • Unlimited general admission to our galleries and traveling exhibits with your valid membership.
  • FREE or reduced admission to hundreds of science centres and museums in North America through a reciprocal agreement with the Canadian Association Science Centres and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Certain restrictions may apply. 
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, receptions, and special member events.
  • Digital membership card.
  • Invited to attend and vote at The Exploration Place Annual General Meeting.
  • Sign up for Northern Routes e-newsletter and be the first to know about our region’s cultural attractions events, programs, exhibitions and more!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER!

    Member Discounts

    • 10% off merchandise from Elements Retail, excluding consignment items.
    • Special member rates on birthday party packages and room rental fees.

    Making a Difference

    By purchasing a membership at The Exploration Place, you are supporting a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology, heritage, and culture.

    Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)

    Present your valid membership card from any of the participating Canadian science centres, you will be provided with FREE admission. Certain restrictions may apply. A current list of participating science centres can be found on the CASC website.

    Association of Science-Technology Centers

    The Exploration Place also has a reciprocal admission arrangement with participating members of the ASTC.

    Parking + Accessibility

    Parking is always free!

     • Visitors to The Exploration Place have access to three large parking lots in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. There are four designated wheelchair-accessible spaces directly in front of the entrance. Ramps are available to reach the sidewalk.

    • Entry and exit doors are automated. There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and a designated family bathroom with a change-table.

    • An elevator lift is available between floors with a wheelchair available to borrow for those who need it, free of charge.

    • The Little Prince Steam Engine is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible train car.

    • COMING SOON: Sensory-friendly times for individuals and families living with neurodiverse or accessibility needs. These scheduled times will ensure all visitors with sensory processing needs can enjoy The Exploration Place in a comfortable, welcoming environment.


    If you would like more help planning your visit, please contact us at 250.562.1612 or click here to email us..

    Please contact our Visitor Services team or another team member if you need assistance of any kind during your visit.