Education

Kelowna Museums education programs class activity Education

Engage students with a fun, hands-on approach to learning.

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The education department of the Kelowna Museums Society takes special care to develop student centered, concept-based programming that is in line with the curriculum guidelines as laid out by the BC Ministry of Education.

Programs are categorized by grade below:

Pre-Kindergarten

Dino-Mite: Dig into the world of dinosaurs!

Explore real fossils and discover the life of the paleontologist. Read more…

Kindergarten

Taking Flight: Okanagan Birds

What features do birds have that help them meet their basic needs? Get up close and personal with our favourite flying friends during this hands-on program. Read more…

Grade 1

Taking Flight: Okanagan Birds

What features do our local birds have that help them survive in their environment? Get up close and personal with our favourite flying friends during this hands-on program. Read more…

Small Animals of BC

A hands-on discovery of local mammals will have students exploring the features and behaviours that help these critters survive in their environment. Read more…

Trees We Eat

The Okanagan orchards have shaped our community and re-shaped the landscape since the first apple tree was planted in the 1860s. Compare the earliest orchards to todays and taste Okanagan fruit! Read more…

Grade 2

Life in the Hive

Buzz around the museum as we move through the lifecycle of our favourite orchard friends, the bees! Read more…

Living History: The Susan Allison Story

Mrs. Allison will take us back in time to her pioneering days in the Okanagan. Hear the stories of the daily life of her family and her friendship with the local First Nations community. Read more…

Grade 3

Ethnobotany: Plants And People

With a variety of plant samples, use your senses to examine each specimen while learning about the traditional First Nations uses in celebrations, ceremonies, medicine, food, and more. Read more…

Night Wings: Whoo’s out there?

How do owls interact in their ecosystems? Explore their place on the food chain and their interconnection with all other local animals. Read more…

Salmon, Saskatoons, And Storytelling: A Funded SD23 Program

Through hands-on exploration of artifacts and objects, games and stories, students will connect to local First Nations cultures. Read more…

Technological Innovations:  Hide Tanning

Explore the cultural and technological innovation of tanning a hide. Complete with a hands-on activity. Designed to complement Salmon Saskatoons and Storytelling. Read more…

Grade 4

Night Wings: Whoo’s out there?

How do owls sense and respond to their environment? Explore the owl world with a fascinating, hands-on experience. Read more…

Fur Trade

The pursuit of natural resources led European fur traders to Canada, forever changing the land and the people. Students will look at the industry from different perspectives and engage in a trading experience. Read more…

Gold Fever!

The pursuit of gold changed the land, the people, and the communities of Canada, as gold prospectors flocked north in the hopes of striking it rich. Engage in a choose your own adventure experience to determine your success in the gold fields. Read more…

Grade 5

Stories from Kelowna’s Chinatown

How did Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples shape communities throughout the country? A timeline, an original building, and primary source letters will bring this past community to life. Read more…

Grade 6

Stories from Kelowna’s Chinatown

How were the people of Chinatown perceived and treated in early Kelowna? Using primary sources, students will look at media sources, government policies, and notable people of this past community. Read more…

Grade 7

Ancient Egypt and The Art Of Mummification

Discover the world of the Ancient Egyptians and their obsession with the afterlife by becoming an embalmer! This hands-on program will explore the religious, cultural, and geographic reasons for mummification. Read more…

Grade 8

Archive Dive!

Become a historian as you compare and assess primary and secondary sources, using your inquiry skills to explore early Kelowna. Tour the Kelowna Public Archives and learn how you can use this amazing resource. Read more…

Grade 9

Re-Thinking Vimy

Using primary sources and critical thinking skills, discover how our nation’s identity has been constructed around the Battle at Vimy Ridge. Read more…

High School

Contact us to discuss custom tour and program opportunities!

Kelowna Museums adult programs Education

Inspire lifelong learning with authentic objects, stories, and experiences.

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New School Programs 2017/2018

Kelowna Museums Society takes special care to develop student centered programming in line with the curriculum guidelines as laid out by the BC Ministry of Education.

How to Register

Email us at [email protected], or call 250-868-4836 to book your time.

Costs & Payment: Costs per program, whether presented at your school or in the museums, are listed with the program description. Quoted fees will remain in effect during the 2016/17 school year.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Want to Book a full day field trip?

School programs are available throughout the Cultural District at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Bumbershoot Theatre, and the Kelowna Art Gallery. See details below to book.

Performing Art at the Rotary Centre for the Arts (Drama, Dance, First Nations Dance and storytelling)

Dawn Larsen
Phone: (250) 717-5304
Email: [email protected]

Bumbershoot Theatre

Tracy Ross
Phone: (778) 478-0142
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bumbershoottheatre.com/classes-plus

Kelowna Art Gallery

Phone: (250) 762-2226
email: [email protected]
Website: kelownaartgallery.com/programming/school-tours

Memorable Birthday Parties at Kelowna Museums

Looking for a new and funtastic birthday experience? Book your child’s next party with Kelowna Museums for a memorable and entertaining adventure! Our engaging staff will inspire, and unite your crew. Staff-guided parties include fun activities and stories to spark the interest of your age group.

Discover the culture and heritage of the Okanagan by exploring your Kelowna Museums.

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