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Supporter of the OSC,
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"Supporting the OSC"
page to view all of our current
supporters and sponsors.

Our mission:
"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 Interior Space and Science Centre (formerly the Vernon Science Centre) 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.

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 general tours, 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 annual Halloween Haunted House and the Air Quality Fair. 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 (please see our Links page).

The Vernon Science and Discovery Society is registered non-profit society #119283448RR001 (1985/08/22) that operates the Okanagan Science Centre. An annually elected volunteer Board of Directors directs both the Society and the Centre. Any Society member in good standing may run to be elected a Director. Board meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:15pm.

This is the original Vernon Schoolhouse that forms the core of our Science Centre building. Additions were later made to the rear (west) and left (south) sides.

Built in 1893 at its current location, adjacent to what is now Polson Park, by T.E.Crowell for $5000 it was eventually incorporated into Clarence Fulton School.

This is a registered Municipal Heritage Site recognized as the oldest surviving brick schoolhouse in BC.

2704 Hwy 6, Vernon BC.
Canada, V1T 5G5
Phone: (250) 545-3644


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
Closed - Sunday-Monday

Travel Directions:

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From Kelowna:
• Take Hwy 97 north to Vernon (approximately 30 mins from Kelowna)
• Turn right at the bottom of the hill at 25th Ave.
• Follow 25th Ave for 200 m. Take the first right at Hwy 6.
• The Okanagan Science Centre is on your right opposite Tim Hortons

From Salmon Arm
or Kamloops

• Take Hwy 97 south to Vernon (approximately 30 mins from Salmon Arm, 90 mins from Kamloops)
• Turn left at 25th Ave
• Follow 25th Ave for 200 m. Take the first right at Hwy 6
• The Okanagan Science Centre is on your right opposite Tim Hortons

From Lavington, Lumby, or Cherryville:
• Take Hwy 6 west to Vernon (approximately 15 mins from Lavington, 20 mins from Lumby, 45 mins from Cherryville)
• When you see the Polson Mall, you are only one block away.
• The Okanagan Science Centre is on your left opposite Tim Hortons