Since 1936 as a community interest and since 1951 as a registered society, the Kelowna Museums Society has provided the region’s residents and visitors with on-going interpretation of the Okanagan and beyond.
The Kelowna Museums Society exists to promote a greater interest and awareness of the natural, cultural, and military heritages of the Okanagan region and of the tree fruit and wine producing development of British Columbia.
To this end, the Society manages and maintains four diverse museums that serve as your Kelowna Museums.
Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Kelowna Museums offer a wide selection of exhibitions, public programs, and special events.
What we believe in
The Kelowna Museums Society provides the public with educational exhibitions and programs that foster personal participation, stimulate curiosity, and engage the senses with the cultures, histories, and possibilities of the Okanagan region.
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It’s a #Canada150 piano in the park!! Sometimes doing good means changing the physical landscape. It’s been cool to see these pianos in Kelowna bring people together, create community interaction and celebrate local art and music. This is an initiative by Festivals Kelowna in partnership with the City of Kelowna, Disney Interactive and Keystone Music, with support from ambassadors like Kelowna Museums Society. Very cool!
It was an inspiring morning being part of the official launch announcement by the City of Kelowna for the #Volunteer150for150 challenge for #Canada150! Our City is challenging residents to collectively contribute 150,000 volunteer hours in 2017. What do you say? … Are you up for a Challenge?
Kelowna Museums will be participating in the C150 volunteer challenge by encouraging it's staff to collectively volunteer 150 hours over the year! Hopefully we will be able to greatly surpass the 150 hours :)
Kelowna Museums Society is looking for both docents and an education assistant! Docent's are volunteers who work in the education department and our education assistant is a paid position. For more information on DOCENT work please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for the education assistant position please check out our website!
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 16th for our final Pioneer Cemetery Tour of the summer! KMS volunteer and local historian, Bob Hayes, will be giving a tour at 9am at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Come and check it out for some fascinating stories about the Okanagan's pioneers!
$5 charge, no need to register, parking throughout the cemetery. Pioneer section is the back left corner.
Looking for something to do this week with the family? Join us at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for Family Programming: Be a Paleontologist! Programs are drop-in on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 1pm throughout July and August.
"What can fossils teach us about past life on Earth? Examine fascinating fossils to decipher clues about dinosaurs and other prehistoric life. Dig for dinosaurs and explore all kinds of neat artifacts like bones, shells, and even teeth!"
The KMS team visited the Fintry Estate yesterday and were given a tour by the volunteers of Friends of Fintry. It was an amazing experience and we highly recommend visiting the grounds! The Friends of Fintry Society will be hosting their summer fair on July 17th from 10am - 4pm. If you're interested in checking out this event or volunteering with the Friends of Fintry, please follow the link. https://www.fintry.ca/about-us/v...
Looking for teaching experience? Kelowna Museums will be accepting applications for docents until August 26th. Docents help our education department in teaching classes on varying subjects at the museum. If you're interested, please follow the link to our volunteer page https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/ab...
Come and visit the newly built qʷćiʔ (Okanagan winter home) at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, and experience the space in an exciting way. A guided, hands-on activity will engage all your senses!
On June 22nd Bob Hayes, local historian and KMS volunteer, will guide visitors through the cemetery and share the stories of Kelowna’s founding people. The tour will begin at 10am and takes approximately 1.5 hour to complete. No reservation necessary, for more info visit: https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/ev...