About Us

Our Mission

Provide a unique and memorable experience that inspires a lifelong interest in science and technology.


The Oil Sands Discovery Centre opened in 1985 as the Fort McMurray Oil Sands Interpretive Centre. For more than 30 years, the Centre has presented the history, science, and technology of Alberta's Oil Sands while offering a broad range of science programming through special events, summer camps, and school field trips.


Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism is currently hiring seasonal interpreters to work at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre for the Summer 2021 season:

Seasonal Interpreter 2021 Posting.pdf