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“Lots to see and learn” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Okanagan Science Centre

Okanagan Science Centre
Ranked #9 of 47 things to do in Vernon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Okanagan Science Centre makes science fun for everyone. Come enjoy hands-on science exhibits and activities with the whole family. From March to August, we are displaying Dinosaurs Unearthed - an exciting exhibition of Animatronic Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Fossils. We are home to the only fixed roof planetarium in the BC Interior. All year round we offer Planetarium Shows, Gyro Chair rides, and other science activities--check our website for monthly schedule. We offer a unique collection of hands-on science exhibits, including a Discovery Room for younger children, an Amazon Biotope, a Climbing Wall, a Robotic Clock we built here at the Science Centre, Bert our bearded dragon, and Bitey McBiteface our piranha. We host school field trips, put on a range of Science Camps during breaks from school, and offer themed birthday parties.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Lots to see and learn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Okanagan Science Centre, located in Vernon BC, packs a lot of fun education into a two floors worth of space. There's a little bit of everything to intrigue anyone. During our visit, we explored displays teaching about the municipal water system, a flight simulator, Keva building planks, space exploration, and electricity. Everything is designed for kids to learn hands-on, and while the facility is small, it packs a lot of educational opportunities in without wasting any space.

If you're passing through Vernon and need a little bit of time indoors to escape the heat or just to get off the road for a while, a visit to the Okanagan Science Centre for an hour or two will definitely help recharge you!

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Andrew T
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Prince George, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a great afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a beautiful facility. We spent the afternoon learning and creating at this wonderful place. Your staff is friendly and the place is clean and lots of fun! Love the toilet fountain :) We have a membership to our own museum at home so there was no charge.... what a great bonus!

Visited October 2013
2 Thank LMD1974
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Kelowna, Canada
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87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

While much smaller than big city science centers, this hands on family attraction has something for everyone and the displays change often enough that you can go there a few times a year & there is always something different. the local kids all know & love the in house scientist , who makes learning science fun ! My son has been here many times over the years, for school field trips, birthday parties and just to see the exhibits. Affordable fun.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank tammyp123
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