Birds of Prey exhibit


This August long weekend is your ‘last chance’ to get up close and personal with our neighbours in the sky. 

The Birds of Prey exhibit that is currently on display at the Okanagan Heritage Museum features 19 different raptors and 15 species of owl, including turkey vultures, ospreys, barred owls and peregrine falcons. All of the birds on display live in British Columbia.

The exhibit, which is visiting from the Royal BC Museum, ends on Monday, August 5th. 

Amanda Snyder, the Curatorial Manager for the Kelowna Museums Society, hopes to see a few more faces before the exhibit closes on Monday afternoon:

“Birds of Prey has been a hit and we’ve had a good number of people stop by to observe these amazing creatures. However, this coming long weekend represents the ‘last chance’ for folks to meet some of the other ‘locals.’ The Okanagan area boasts the greatest biodiversity in all of Canada, and we’re proud to have a little bit of that natural beauty on display in the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Hopefully, we’ll see a few more faces before the weekend is out”, she stated.

There’s also an added local component to Birds of Prey as attendees can listen to, and attempt pronouncing, the traditional nsyilxcən names for some of the birds. nsyilxcən is the language of the local syilx/Okanagan people.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum is located at 470 Queensway. Admission is by donation and is suggested at $5 per person or $15 for a family. The museum is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays.