School Programs & Group Tours

Group Tours

Group rates are available for unguided and guided groups. Admission fees are payable by the tour leader on the day of the visit. We can design the tour to suit the time you have and the interests of the group. Most guided tours last 1.5 hours but short tours are also possible.

Group Rates

Adult & Senior Groups

With Guided Tour GST Total
Groups of 10 – 20 $13.00 $0.65 $13.65
Groups of 20+ $12.00 $0.60 $12.60
Unguided Visit
Groups of 10 – 20 $11.00 $0.55 $11.55
Groups of 20+ $10.00 $0.50 $10.50

School & Youth Tours

Guided Youth Tour $8.00 $0.40 $8.40
Two Youth Programs/visit $12.00 $0.60 $12.60

For more information contact: Barbara Sabyan at 1.888.468.8555 or 250.495.7901 ext. 211 or by email at Bsabyan@nkmipdesert.com.

How to book a program:

Download our tour booking form and contact Barbara Sabyan  at 250.495.7901 ext 211 or via email: Bsabyan@nkmipdesert.com

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School Programs

Special school and group tours are available by contacting Barbara, email Bsabyan@nkmipdesert.com

 or phone 250-495-7901 local 202.

Okanagan Cultural Tour | 1-2 hour program

School groups begin their tour with the 20 minute feature film, “Coyote Spirit” which depicts a young girl’s encounter with the spirit of Coyote on her visit to the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Following the film, students are guided by interpreters to a reconstructed Okanagan village; along the way, they are educated about the local plants and animals of the Osoyoos desert grasslands, and their traditional uses. At the village, students have the opportunity to examine traditional tools used by the Okanagan First Nations in a hands-on artifact session. If time permits, classes attend a second pit-house theatre production which recounts how Coyote brought salmon to the Okanagan.


Snakes Alive | 40 minute program

Most students have heard of Western Rattlesnakes; however, there are seven local species of snakes in this region, most of which are also at risk. The “Snakes Alive” program educates students about snake species and their habitats as well as safety in rattlesnake country. The program explains the conservation techniques of the Nk’Mip Rattlesnake Research Project and illustrates how our fragile ecosystem is vital to their survival. A live gopher snake and rattlesnakes are featured in each program.  After the program, students are encouraged to explore the centre exhibits and trails.



While at the centre:

Beverages and snacks are available at our gift shop. An outdoor seating area is available for lunch or snack breaks.

 

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