Artifact or Artifiction?

An interactive game at the museum!

February 15, 2021 to September 6, 2021

Artifact or Artifiction?

Experience our Feature Gallery as a game!

February 15, 2021 to September 6, 2021
Okanagan Heritage Museum


Can you tell if it’s ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION?

The Okanagan Heritage Museum’s latest exhibition immerses visitors in a trivia board game. This unique way to explore the museum’s artifact collection is sure to leave you surprised, stumped, and smarter. The game isn’t just for history buffs. Questions cover a broad range of topics, from fashion and medicine to music and osteology.

  • Different levels of play are available for children.
  • The exhibition is a great way for individuals or small groups (social bubbles) to have a fun, safe museum experience. Even if you’re pressed for time you can take the shortcut to play a quick game.
  • Submit your game card to enter the monthly prize draw.

Want to practice first?

Is this ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION?

This small ‘Cherry Bomb’ firework became popular in North America in the late 1980s. Light the wick, throw it as far as you can… and watch it explode!

Accordion Toggle Closure

Click to reveal the answer


This is actually a cherry colour comparator, used by fruit inspectors to grade cherries.


Okanagan Heritage Museum


Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Special Hours

Monday, May 22 11:00am – 4:00pm



470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

(250) 763-2417

Google maps link


Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $10 per person/$25 per family

Additional Programs & Services

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the athletes, coaches, and builders whose accomplishments have made them a part of history in the Central Okanagan.

Kelowna Public Archives

The Kelowna Public Archives, located at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, is a historical resource centre where public records and historical documents are kept and preserved for informational and research use.

Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory

A state-of-the-art Conservation Laboratory offering a variety of conservation services to the public, such as repairs, cleaning and polishing, mounting and protective enclosures.

Upcoming Events & Workshops