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Exploratek is Back!

Use your creativity and design skills to complete daily ingenuity challenges in our tinker lab.

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STEAM: A World in Motion

Transport yourself back to a time when steam ship and locomotive transportation reigned supreme in Canada!

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One Membership, Three Museums

An Ingenium membership opens the door to discovery at all three of Canada’s museums of science and innovation!

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Advanced ticketing is strongly recommended.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for our visitors and staff, masks are not mandatory but recommended.

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Collection Highlights

 The Bramah & Robinson Lighthouse in front of the museum

Artifact number: 1980.0768

Bramah & Robinson Lighthouse

Lighthouses are beacons that guide mariners through darkness, storms, and hazardous waters. This lighthouse once marked the first landfall for mariners travelling across the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of an extensive network of aids to navigation aids that helped make marine transportation and trade safe and efficient. After standing for 50 years at Cape Race, Canadian officials decided to replace it with a new and taller tower made of concrete. Since lighthouses were expensive to build and Canada had very a long coastline to cover, these officials chose to recycle the iron lighthouse. In 1907, they disassembled and moved the structure to Money Point on Cape North, Nova Scotia, to mark the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence. It stood there until 1980, when the government retired it from service and offered it to the Museum.

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Projects & Initiatives

Browse the Innovation Storybook website by Ingenium
Website: Innovation Storybook