NIHERST offers services to members of the public in the following areas:

  • School and Family Visits to the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre

    The National Science Centre, the region's first such centre, opens from Tuesdays to Fridays weekly and caters to the needs of individuals, families, schools and communities. Read More

  • Sci-TechKnoFest

    Sci-TechKnoFest is a unique science festival from many standpoints both regionally and globally, it celebrates knowledge of science and technology using entertaining educational methods. Read More

  • Community Science Weeks

    Started in 2003, this programmes makes science and technology learning more accessible to towns and villages across the country. Entitled "Community Science Weeks: Being at Home with Science", the week focuses on topics and issues in science of interest and relevance to local residents. Read More

  • Vacation Science Camps

    NIHERST conducts several camps during the July/August vacation that focus on Science. These camps are open to children from 5-16 years old and run from one to three weeks.Read More

  • Science and Robotics Clubs

    These clubs provide support for students to improve and broaden their knowledge of science concepts. They also provide opportunities for life-long, passion- based science learning for persons interested in Robotics and Astronomy. Individuals as well as families and school groups are welcomed to join.Read More

  • Curriculum Based Workshops

    The National Science Centre offers curriculum based workshops, which address troublesome modules in the CXC Chemistry, Biology and Physics syllabi.

  • Awards For Scientific Ingenuity

    NIHERST administers the Individual category of the Prime Minister's Awards For Scientific Ingenuity 2012. This is an open competition to all residents of Trinidad and Tobago. Entrants submit their ideas for an Invention, either a process or a product, and are asked to develop their ideas into a prototype for judging. Read More

  • Awards in Science and Technology

    NIHERST administers the Individual category of the Awards in Science and Technology. This is an open competition to all residents of Trinidad and Tobago. Entrants submit their ideas for an Invention, either a process or a product, and are asked to develop their ideas into a prototype for judging. Read More

  • Astronomy Nights

    A number of astronomy nights are scheduled during the year. Individuals and groups can book in advance to attend. On the night of the viewing, there is a total astronomy programme, which includes a planetarium show and of course the opportunity to view the night sky through one of the most powerful telescopes in the region. Read More

  • Library Services

    The NIHERST Documentation Centre offers a reference service to persons researching NIHERST, Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Planning, Innovation, Science Popularisation, Science Education, and Science and Technology Statistics.

  • Birthday Parties

    The National Science Centre provides a fun venue for birthday parties for children aged 3 to 13 years. Facilities include our Yapollo Fun Park and selected fun science activities. Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance, but preferably earlier as the service enjoys popular public subscription. Read More