Thank you for your interest in purchasing a membership with us! We truly value your support, as we are not funded through tax dollars. Memberships are the way we are funded and by supporting us through membership we are able to bring more exhibits and educational programming to children and families within the Okanagan region and beyond.
According to the rules and regulations of the CASC and ASTC agreement of science centres, our memberships are for residents within the Okanagan region of British Columbia that live more than 150 km away from another science centre.
The Okanagan Science Centre does not fulfill memberships for residents living outside of British Columbia* or outside of Canada. For those residents living in British Columbia, we ask that your support your local science centre. For example, if you are a resident of British Columbia living within the Vancouver metro region, this would mean purchasing a membership to Science World.
*If you live outside of the Okanagan, but are purchasing a membership for a family living within the Okanagan region, please indicate this on your online order. We will need their full names, address, email, and telephone number in order to process the order. If you have any questions about purchasing a membership for another family, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-545-3644. We are always happy to help!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1.If I buy a membership online, do I get an email copy to use right away?
No. We will process your order and mail your physical membership card as soon as possible. If you indicate on our order that you will pick up your membership card at the front desk at the science centre, we will make sure that it is ready and waiting for you! If you do not pick up your card before you travel and you are visiting another science centre, their staff can always call and confirm your membership status with us.
2. How long does it take to get my card?
We fulfill membership orders as they come in during our regular business hours - Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Your physical membership card will be ready within 24-48 hours of placing your order online. If you purchase your membership at the front desk of the science centre, we can have your physical membership card processed within minutes.
3. We are currently at another science centre and forgot our card - what do we do?
Please have someone from the other science centre call us to confirm your membership and we can confirm over the phone. Please note: This is only available during hours that we are open - Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. The best option is to make sure you travel with your card!
4. I called during regular business hours and there is no answer?
Please leave us a voice message. We are a small centre and quite often cannot answer all of the calls as they are coming in. Please leave us a voice message with your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
5. We have more than 4 children in our household. Can we still purchase a family membership?
Yes! We recognize that all households are unique. Our memberships are for 2 adults and up to 4 children (under 18 years of age) living within the same household. If you have more than 4 children (under 18 years of age) within your household, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 250-545-3644 and we can discuss other options.
6. I would like to purchase a membership for a family living within the Okanagan region. How do I do that?
You have options! You can either purchase the family membership on our website and leave us the full names, address, email, and phone number for the family you are purchasing the membership for in the order notes. Or you can call us at 250-545-3644 and we can process the membership over the phone!
10% off our Science Centre Gift Shop (excluding sale items and gift cards)
Membership discounts on homeschool classes, science camps, birthday parties, and more!
How can I utilize the CASC Reciprocal Agreement with science centres and museums across Canada?
In order to benefit from the reciprocal admission agreement at a participating science centre or museum, the consumer must live more than 150km ('as the crow flies') from the centre they wish to visit. The front desk staff reserve the right to request photo identification and proof of residence for the agreement to apply.