Inspiring Nature, Inspired Techno, Biomimicry and Transport will open at the Okanagan Science Centre on Jan. 16. (Submitted photo)

Be inspired by nature at the Okanagan Science Centre

Centre’s latest travelling exhibition set to open Jan. 16

The Okanagan Science Centre’s latest travelling exhibition will soon invite guests to draw inspiration from nature.

Inspiring Nature, Inspired Techno, Biomimicry and Transport is an exploration of biomimesis – the idea that innovations all around us are inspired by nature.

“Although the word “biomimicry” might not be in everyone’s daily vocabulary, it is visible in our daily lives – such as how the lightweight bones of a bird inspire vehicles’ structure, or how the shape of a kingfisher’s beak was adopted to reduce the noise on high-speed trains,” said Carla-Jean Stokes, exhibition coordinator.

The exhibition will open at the science centre on Jan. 16 and will run until March 28.

“A sense of curiosity develops in all people from a young age, and we learn first through play,” said Stokes.

“Cutting-edge travelling exhibitions allow people of all ages to examine specimens from nature and technology that are not part of the Centre’s regular collection.”

The exhibition is a production of the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, in collaboration with the Sherbrooke Science and Nature Museum, the Granby Zoo and the Institut Biomimétisme Francophone. It was made possible thanks to contributions by Heritage Canada’s Museum Assistance Program and local sponsor Big Steel Box.

The Okanagan Science Centre also plans to introduce a completely new space exhibition in June 2020, along with the new Bruce Aitkenhead Planetarium.

For families heading out of town this year, their membership will also gain them free entry to 29 science centres across Canada.

The Okanagan Science Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.

READ MORE: Okanagan Science Centre celebrates with free admission

READ MORE: Okanagan College has grown by 70 per cent since 2005: Report

Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cows, cars and more: Coldstream secondary students show off capstone projects

Kalamalka Secondary seniors displayed Career Life Connections capstone projects Jan. 15

Low-level meth dealer gets 6 months jail time in Vernon

BC Supreme Court Justice’s sentence concludes case related to June 2017 offence

Vernon perfect getaway for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, mayor says

Family-oriented community also home to Royal interests; film and helicopter industries

Group builds shelters for Vernon’s stray cats

Twenty insulated cat shelters were constructed by volunteers and delivered around town

True Stories: memoir-writers, reading at Vernon centre

Reading with local North Okanagan writers Art Dalton, Patti Shales Lefkos, Raven Dahl, Janelle Hardy

Canada to bolster screening of central China passengers for virus at 3 airports

Additional measures will include messaging on arrivals screens in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

B.C. town spends $14.14 per resident for snow removal in one month

Costs of snow removal to the Town of Princeton skyrocketed in December.… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Photo reminds Salmon Arm resident of connection to former drama teacher Justin Trudeau

Prime minister remembered as being as a funny, larger-than-life person

Province says it is monitoring AIM’s road maintenance

The provincial transportation ministry is working closely with new road contractor AIM,… Continue reading

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

‘It’s still early’: Flu rates down so far this year at Interior Health

At Kelowna General Hosptial, there have been about 50 confirmed cases

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read