The Ontario Science Centre has an in-house team of over 150 craftspeople, designers, researchers, editors and writers, IT and A/V experts, educators, graphic artists and hosting staff. This highly-skilled staff can offer clients a breadth of experience and expertise that is unparalleled in the exhibit design and development industry. Our in-house facilities include over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art design and fabrication workshops, as well as research and development laboratories. From travelling exhibitions to entire new science centres, the perfect blend of experienced team members are brought together to consult on, design and produce each client's project.
The Associate Director is responsible for the direction of International Sales and the Centre's rental and consulting activities. With skills in business forecasting, budgeting, business and market analysis, the Associate Director plays an important role in project development. Up-front project conceptualization and direction is key to the success of any project. With expertise in museum management, he/she plays a vital part in identifying and matching the client's needs and objectives with the internal competencies of the Centre.
The Centre's Project Managers are responsible for the development and exhibition planning for science museums around the world, including the planning, production and touring of the OSC travelling exhibitions.
They possess in-depth knowledge of exhibit design and development, project planning and logistics, and a clear understanding of the capabilities of the Centre and its staff. From creative brainstorming meetings with clients and developing customized project proposals, to overseeing the entire design, production and installation of an exhibition, our Project Managers take client projects from start to finish.
With a keen knowledge of the Ontario Science Centre's products and services, the role of the project consultant is to provide customer service-oriented solutions to all our clients. This begins with an assessment of the needs of the client. These needs may require conducting feasibility studies, advising on the creation and operation of a new science centre, developing conceptual and exhibition design plans and much more.
The Ontario Science Centre's staff scientists and researchers are a unique blend of effective science communicators and exceptional interactive exhibit and program developers. They bring the most up-to-date science knowledge to client projects by staying in tune with the latest research breakthroughs and public trends in science. They have formed partnerships with scientists, universities/colleges, research facilities and other science centres around the world.
Our education specialists design and develop science workshops, programs, activities and curriculum guides for the Centre and for international clients. They work in conjunction with a client's local education authorities, teachers and curriculum planners to develop materials that are interesting, interactive, relevant and supportive of the client's education goals. They also work with the exhibit and graphic designers, adding support to the content development that helps ensure that the science centre becomes a resource not only to the visiting public, but also to the students, teachers and educational communities it will serve.
Our designers work closely with our researchers, scientists, educators, and craftspeople. This innovative team prototypes and tests concepts and then integrates these concepts into inspired designs using a wide variety of materials and visual techniques. The team draws on experience in industrial design, interior design, architecture and engineering to create safe, durable and highly successful interactive exhibits.
The Centre offers its clients one-stop shopping for all of their exhibit needs-each exhibit can be researched, designed, prototyped and fabricated in-house. We provide exhibit-fabrication services to new and established science centres and children's museums that want to build or improve upon their existing collections. The fabrication facilities are staffed by experienced cabinetmakers, metal craftspeople, certified electricians and electronics specialists.
This team collectively has hundreds of years experience creating some of the most memorable, durable and visually appealing exhibits available in the world today. Thorough knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the Centre's exhibits is an essential ingredient in the maintenance and a successful installation of all our client projects.