Okanagan Science Centre, Vernon

3.8
#5 of 9 in Childrens Museums in British Columbia
The Okanagan Science Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to "inspire scientific inquiry through dynamic and interactive educational programs and exhibits; to encourage children and adults to appreciate the relevance and universality of science, and its application in the Okanagan."
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  • We take our grandchildren there regularly. The displays fascinate them. The staff is exceptional and very patient. Its also next to Polson park, one of our favourite places to visit.  more »
  • Superb workshops and events with Kevin who makes everything fun and exciting for all ages and stages  more »
  • We were on a family holiday in Kelowna and saw the Dinosaur exhibition advertised and thought we would take our 9 year old along. We paid for a family ticket $30 and wee extremely disappointed as noth...  more »
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  • While not as grand as say Vancouver's Science world Okanagan Science Center has a lot of great things going for it. The gyro chair and the space exhibit were popular with my older kiddos and the main floor play area was heavenly for my toddler. We spent 2 hours there and didn't take in everything there was to see. Well done Vernon!
  • We’re used to the Calgary Science centre. Not quite the same. But we still had fun. And the membership pass is very cheap compared to Calgary/Vancouver. And it can be used at those locations.
  • I feel like we missed what was great about this place? The dinosaur exhibit was interesting but our four year old was terrified of the animatronics so we decided to go upstairs and tour the rest. It was dirty, most of the exhibits didn't work or were old and outdated. Definitely wasn't worth the money. There just wasn't much to do for how much it cost.
  • Definitely do not make the drive it is not worth the money it's an old building and the dinosaur display is lacking there's nothing to see or do for kids really there and bubble Wonder was not something I would pay to see. A complete waste of gas and $25 to enter
  • Had a great time here! Obviously a lot of work has gone into making this an awesome place for families. Friendly staff, great location (right on Polson Park, minutes from a water park for kids, across from a Tim Hortons and a Starbucks), and lots to learn.
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