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Museums are living places, and that’s true of Kelowna’s flagship museum, the Okanagan Heritage Museum too. In fact, the entire permanent gallery has been reimagined! In spring 2019, we wrapped up a multi-year process that saw us overhaul our entire permanent gallery. Pay us a visit and enjoy our ‘new’ museum.

Experience fascinating displays and learn how the Okanagan Valley was formed, and why it supports tremendous biodiversity. Step into the world of the Syilx/Okanagan people, and gain insights into their close connection to the land. Learn about the arrival of traders and settlers, and peer into the windows of an original “Chinatown” shop. Meet some individuals from Kelowna’s past and present, and be inspired by the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame.

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Jul 12

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Recurring weekly on Sunday until September 6, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat...

Jul 12

The White Glove Experience

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Don the curator’s gloves, handle special objects, and share what you learn with your group. Discover a new topic each...

Jul 12

The White Glove Experience: All About Bats

July 12, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are definitely one of the coolest mammals around, but don’t take our word for it! Join us for our special, hands-on...

Jul 13

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Recurring weekly on Monday until September 7, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat...

Jul 16

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Recurring weekly on Thursday until September 3, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat...

Jul 16

The White Glove Experience: All About Bats

July 16, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are definitely one of the coolest mammals around, but don’t take our word for it! Join us for our special, hands-on...

Jul 17

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Recurring weekly on Friday until September 4, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat...

Jul 17

The Downtown Scoop: A Walking Tour

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday until August 29, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Hot off the press! Tongues are wagging about Kelowna Museums outdoor walking tour, bringing the stories of early Kelowna...

Jul 18

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Recurring weekly on Saturday until September 5, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat...

Jul 19

The White Glove Experience: Ethnobotany: Plants and People

July 19, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Shh… Do you hear that? It’s our Indigenous Okanagan plants talking to us! For this hands-on program, we’ll take a closer...

Jul 23

The White Glove Experience: Ethnobotany: Plants and People

July 23, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Shh… Do you hear that? It’s our Indigenous Okanagan plants talking to us! For this hands-on program, we’ll take a closer...

Jul 26

The White Glove Experience: Dig Into Fossils

July 26, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Want to hold something that's millions of years old? How big is a T-Rex jaw bone? Bring your family to the Okanagan Heritage...

Jul 30

The White Glove Experience: Dig Into Fossils

July 30, 2020

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Want to hold something that's millions of years old? How big is a T-Rex jaw bone? Bring your family to the Okanagan Heritage...