Elastic Powered Cars
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Elastic Powered Cars

Can you make a car powered by a rubber band?  Learn about stored energy and elastic science as you create your vehicle!

Saturday February 18 from 1:00-2:00 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Planetarium Show
Feb
17
3:30 pm15:30

Planetarium Show

Join resident astronomer Kevin Aschenmeier for a story about our night’s sky.

Friday February 17 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Insects
Feb
16
3:30 pm15:30

Insects

Discovery how the features of insects help them survive and adapt to their environments.

Thursday February 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Great Canadian Scientific Discoveries: Mapping the Visual Cortex
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Great Canadian Scientific Discoveries: Mapping the Visual Cortex

The Vernon Winter Carnival celebrates Canada's 150th birthday!  In 1981 Canadian David Hubel co-won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for mapping the visual cortex of the brain.  Join us as we learn how the brain processes vision and how to trick it using optical illusions.

Saturday February 11 from 1:00-2:00 pm.

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Canadian Inventions Maker Day
Feb
10
1:00 pm13:00

Canadian Inventions Maker Day

Use household objects and other recycled materials to design the next great Canadian invention or scientific discovery!

Friday February 10 from 1:00-4:00 pm

FREE admission all day!

Gyro Chair Rides
Feb
8
3:30 pm15:30

Gyro Chair Rides

Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.

Wednesday February 8 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Great Canadian Scientific Discoveries: Plate Tectonics
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

Great Canadian Scientific Discoveries: Plate Tectonics

The Vernon Winter Carnival is celebrating Canada's 150 birthday! In the 1970s Canadian John Tuzo Wilson put forward the theory of plate tectonics.  Join us as we learn about the movement of the surface of the earth, both past and present.

Saturday February 4 from 1:00-2:00 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Planetarium Show
Feb
3
3:30 pm15:30

Planetarium Show

Join resident astronomer Kevin Aschenmeier for a story about our night’s sky.

Friday February 3 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Acids + Bases
Feb
2
3:30 pm15:30

Acids + Bases

Learn about pH and classify different solutions as acidic or basic using colourful indicators.

Thursday February 2 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Land Boats
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Land Boats

Build your wind-powered vehicle and race it down the OSC hallways while learning about propulsion and engineering!

Saturday January 28 from 1:00-2:00 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Cells + Microscopes
Jan
27
3:30 pm15:30

Cells + Microscopes

What is a cell? What do they look like?  Come and find out as we examine plant and animals cells under the microscopes.

Friday January 27 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Gyro Chair Rides
Jan
25
3:30 pm15:30

Gyro Chair Rides

Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.

Wednesday January 25 from 3:30-4:30 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

Telescope Workshop
Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

Telescope Workshop

Did you get a telescope for Christmas? Join us for a telescope workshop with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) where you can bring your own telescope and get instructions on how to use it, or get advice on buying a telescope, from the RASC members. We will also be offering gyro chair rides!

Saturday, January 21 from 1-2 pm

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members