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Science Centre/Museum members, located in Canada and open to the public on a regular schedule, identify primarily as:

  • a science or technology centre or museum, a planetarium, aquarium, zoo, insectarium, makerspace, or a similar organization devoted, at least in part, to the public understanding and appreciation of science and technology and
  • are incorporated as a non-profit or for profit organization, or similar institution administered by colleges/universities, federal, provincial, territorial, Indigenous, or local government agencies.



ADP for HR services offers a full range of flexible HR and payroll options with  integrated payroll, time and attendance software and specific solutions for small and large businesses.  CASC members can exclusively receive 25% off payroll processing, including base fees, per employee fees, and the general ledger interface. Find out more with this partner information sheet.

Castle Builder Financial

Castle Builder Financial provides credit card processing services that can reduce your costs by as much as 50%, depending on your current systems. For more information check out their English rate sheet and French rate sheet

We encourage members to reach out to these companies to find out more and determine if these programs are suitable for your organization. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help navigating this information, please contact Stephanie at CASC. Your participation in these new benefit programs are also a benefit to CASC. We will receive a 10% referral fee from these program providers at no additional cost to members.

Reciprocal Agreement


  • Helping to drive policy change to recognize and value the informal science learning and public engagement sector.
  • Representation at the federal level on issues of support and science awareness and literacy.
Building Capacity

Marketing & Publications

Networking & Professional Development

  • Exclusive CASC member virtual webinars, forums, and social events.
  • Access to Communities of Practice (CoP).
  • Networking events including our Annual Conference and Canadian Get-together at ASTC.
  • Discounts on CASC events.
  • Opportunities to sit on a CASC Committee and Advisory Boards.
  • Opportunities to sit on the CASC Board of Directors.
  • Access to a detailed members' directory.
  • Access to CASC Research Publications.


Science Centre/Museum Member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and each Science Centre/Museum Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings.


The term of membership of a Science Centre/Museum Member shall be annual (January 1 to December 31), subject to renewal in accordance with the CASC membership policy. 


Operating Budget (max - min)

Over $10 million

Over $5 million

Over $2 million

Over $1.2 million

Over $700, 000

Over $500,000

Over $200,000

Under $200,000

Annual Fee*









* All applications received after April 30 will be prorated.

Canadian Association of Science Centres

#1203-130 Albert St. 

Ottawa, ON. K1P 5G4

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We pay respect to their traditions, ways of knowing and acknowledge their many contributions to the innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Clearly and overtly this gratitude must be demonstrated in our collective commitment to truth and reconciliation, by working to transform existing relationships, with open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations

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