The Okanagan Science Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to “inspire scientific inquiry through dynamic and interactive learning experiences; to encourage all ages to appreciate the relevance and universality of science, and its application in our region.”
The Okanagan Science Centre (OSC) opened in October 1990 in the TOLKO building in downtown Vernon. We relocated to the heritage Park School in Polson Park in March of 1997.The OSC offers a unique collection of hands-on exhibits that are based on scientific principles including Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Optics, Mechanics, Astronomy and Space Science.
In addition to our galleries, we offer special programs including School Break Camps, Birthday Parties, and School Field Trips (please check our Programs page).
OSC is community minded. We have participated in various community events, including the Downtown Vernon Association's Summertime Friday Evening Markets and the Unplug and Play Week. We are also home to the Provincial Air Monitoring Station, which is available for public viewing. Several user groups also use our facilities including the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.