Events

CommEventsAllan Brooks Nature Centre loves our community! Enjoy a variety of events for all ages throughout the season including Garage Sales, First Peoples` Celebrations, Family Nights, Sunset Speakers and an elegant end-of-season gala.

If you would like to hold your event on our beautiful site overlooking Vernon please contact [email protected]

Jul
4
Tue
Summer Camps @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm
Summer Camps @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Half Day or Full Day Summer Camps

Engage in hands-on natural learning with Allan Brooks Nature Centre Summer Camps! Summer programs are offered by age group on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and run July 4 to August 24, 2017. With a different theme every week!

  1. July 4, 5, 6 – Creature Features
  2. July 11, 12, 12 – Get Creative – In the Wild!
  3. July 18, 19, 20 – Raptors of the Region*
  4. July 25, 26, 27 – Learn to Camp!*
  5. August 1, 2, 3 – It’s a Bug’s Life!*
  6. August 8, 9, 10 – Slither, Hop, Crawl*
  7. August 15, 16, 17 – Wetlands & Wild Things*
  8. August 22, 23, 14 – Going Batty

Half Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tuesdays: Ages 4-5*  Wednesdays: Ages 6-7     Thursdays: Ages 8+

*Programs for ages 4-5 are offered for half day only

Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Half Day: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Full Day: $40 for members, $55 for non-members

Register today! 

Jul
18
Tue
Raptor Close Encounter Courses @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Experience a one hour encounter with some of nature’s most amazing predators. The Raptor Encounter Course will allow participants to get close and personal with several different birds of prey, including an owl, a hawk and a falcon!

Hold a hawk or an owl on your glove as you learn about how we work with them and why they are so important in our ecosystems. Witness the speed and agility of the falcons as it dives above you and be thrilled when you release the hawk and it returns to your gloved arm. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Looking to do it all? Book a combination ticket for an Encounter Course and Flight Demonstration for only $70 *Fees and taxes not included. Ages 8 and up.

The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being standard for bird care and health.

Encounter Courses Run: 

Tuesday-Friday – 3 Times Daily – 10am, 3pm & 4pm 

Saturday & Sunday – 2 Times Daily – 10am & 3pm 

*For more info about Corporate Events email us at [email protected]

Raptor Flight Demos @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with the Raptors! Beginning on July 18th, Raptor Weeks at Allan Brooks Nature Centre will run daily for five consecutive weeks.

Flight demonstrations are 30 minutes in length and great for all ages. Watch 4-5 different birds of prey fly and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being a standard for bird care and health.

Want to get even closer? Book a combination ticket for an Encounter Course and Flight Demonstration, only $70 *Fees and taxes not included.

Flight Demonstrations Run:

Tuesday-Thursday & Sundays – Daily at 11:30am 

Friday & Saturday – 2 Times Daily at 11:30am & 5pm

Aug
21
Mon
Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible from Vernon. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun.

Courtesy of our friends at Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) check out how you can safely watch this amazing event!

Click Here for more info!

 

Aug
26
Sat
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Take in a family adventure with the night sky for an evening of great viewing. Local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will gather at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and guide our journey through the sky. On this night we’ll be able to explore the summer sky seeing into deep space! Saturn and her rings will be visible! As well as Globular clusters and Andromeda. Plus we’ll check out the new Sundial at Allan Brooks!

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Event is outside and weather dependant, plus dress appropriately

Sep
9
Sat
Mega Fall Garage Sale @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm
Mega Fall Garage Sale @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

It’s that time again! Join us for the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Mega Fall Garage Sale!

There’s something for everyone! Drop off your donations at Allan Brooks Tues-Sun 9am-4pm. Or have it picked up by donation to Allan Brooks!

Donations Appreciated Including: Seasonal Decorations, Games, Pictures, Christmas Decorations, CD’s & LP’s, Automotive, Furniture, Books, Housewares, Linens, Sports Equipment, Toys, Tools. 

Please NO clothing, magazines, dated electronics, computer monitors, printers, large appliances or Christmas Trees

Then join us on Sept 9 from 8am-4pm and Sept 10 from 9am-3pm

Find your treasures! All money will go towards Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s educational and nature programs, help us to keep Nature in our future!

Sep
18
Mon
RespectFest @ Vernon BC
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
RespectFest @ Vernon BC
Mark your calendars for RespectFest – A Canada 150 Celebration Sept. 18-24, 2017. This week long multicultural festival incorporates four main themes: respecting our land and environment; honouring our indigenous history and roots; understanding our multicultural history; and, recognizing the strengths that cultural diversity brings to our community and nation. Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host four days of events starting Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10am with a Kikinee Celebration at Coldstream Park followed by three days of Natural History, Cultural History and Vernon History events and activities, Thursday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 23, respectively. All events are free but limited to a number of participants. For tickets and information on other RespectFest events see the schedule online at: respectfest2017.com.
Sep
23
Sat
Wine and Wild Things Gala and Auction @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 am
Wine and Wild Things Gala and Auction @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Have you ever worn a live snake around your neck? Been up close and personal with a hawk or an owl?

Now is your chance to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary!

Join us for the Wine and Wild Things Gala sponsored by Kal Tire. September 23rd at Sparkling Hill Resort, all in support of Allan Brooks Nature Centre, keep nature in our future.

Set in the spectacular ballroom at Sparkling Hill Resort the evening includes hors d’oeuvres, local wines, entertainment, desserts and of course, live animals. Among the wild things, will be the Raptors, allowing guests the chance to meet the birds up close and personal. Stuart Brown of The Bug Guys will also be present, along with his impressive reptile collection. Encounter the Wild Things and capture the moment with a photo courtesy of Image Studios.
Enjoy a glass of the local featured wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres from both Sparkling Hill and 1609 Restaurant & Lounge.
And don’t miss the amazing Kinshira Fire Troupe perform on the stunning Sparkling Hill Terrace.

Along with a Live and Silent Auction, Wine and Wild things will most certainly be a unique and unforgettable night out.

Tickets are on sale now!

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