The House of Science is a nationwide education system that nurtures curiosity, by resourcing and connecting local science communities.
The original House of Science (HoS) started in Tauranga in 2014. Today, a growing number of regions are offering the same fantastic services to their community. Each regional HoS 'branch' is a separate legal entity, delivering the HoS services under a licenced contract with HoS NZ. See the 'regions' tab for more details on your local HoS branch.
WHAT WE DO
The House of Science has a lofty vision: to Raise Scientific Literacy in all of New Zealand - all ages, all ethnicities, all communities. From DIY experiments, to professional development programmes, House of Science provides a range of educational tools for the whole community. Our Science Resource Library for primary schools is extremely popular. The organisation is funded by membership fees, community grants and business sponsorship.
OUR KEY PEOPLE
Chris Duggan Founder and National CEO
Jane Hoggard Resource Developer
Debbie Hindman Administrator
HOUSE OF SCIENCE NZ BOARD
Natasha van der Wal
HOW WE STARTED
The House of Science was established in 2013 by Chris Duggan with a vision to raise Scientific Literacy throughout the Western Bay of Plenty (WBOP) and to give children a place to explore, experiment and investigate science in all its forms. Today the House of Science is resourcing and connecting communities all over New Zealand.