The Museum is closed
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Message from the CEO (updated October 15, 2014)
The Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) will not reopen to the public in 2014. The exact reopening date remains unknown as the full evaluation of the required remediation work has not been completed. The Management and staff of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation regret the closure of the Museum due to the discovery of airborne mould on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
This decision reflects that the health, safety and well-being of visitors, staff and stakeholders are the top priority of the Corporation and the Government of Canada.
Museum representatives are currently contacting all those who had made reservations or had planned activities at the CSTM for the fall to suggest and to discuss possible alternative arrangements at the Corporation's other museums or to process cancellations.
"We apologize for the inconvenience this period of closure may cause CSTM visitors who had planned activities," says Corporation CEO Alex Benay. "We want to assure all those who support the Museum we are working with determination towards a complete, permanent solution to this unfortunate issue."
We are committed to keeping you informed of developments and progress as they are made. Updates will appear regularly on this website.
Although the Canada Science and Technology Museum is closed to the public, work continues on exhibition and public programming development, as well as on the collection and archives. The Corporation's Library at 2380 Lancaster Road remains open.
Since closing, the Museum has received many telephone calls and emails from concerned individuals and organizations asking how they can help. For those wishing to help, donations can be made on the Museum's Foundation's website by clicking here. And we encourage you to visit the Museum's affiliated museums, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
I would like to personally thank you for your support for the CSTM.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation