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Lloydminster, AB/SK

Originally established as the Barr Colony Museum in 1967, and re-branded in the Fall of 2014, the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre received its ‘science status’ with the addition of the Heavy Oil Science Centre (HOSC) gallery in 1999. 

Sponsored by local community groups and spearheaded by the Oil Technical Society, the HOSC offers a world-class interactive adventure in geology, drilling, refining, and in the various uses for the region's Heavy Oil Reserves.  'Squirt', a droplet of heavy oil, leads youth through the history and development of the oil industry, starting with when this area was a marine paradise. Many informative panels also cater to the experienced oil worker, petroleum chemist, and rig driller.

The science at the LCSC does not stop at the oil industry. The Fuchs Wildlife Taxidermy Gallery features a variety of wildlife specimens which represent the natural history of Lloydminster’s prairie region.

The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre also hosts a variety of travelling exhibitions, including paleontology, geology, and natural history. Our education programs engage students in a hands-on interactive environment and provides the opportunity for youth and adults to learn about fossils & geological formations, dinosaurs, as well as animals, their adaptation and the environment.

We are conveniently located halfway between Saskatoon and Edmonton on the inter-provincial boundary of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Visit for details on classes, exhibitions and events.

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.

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