Uplands Elementary Students show off dioramas at Penticton Museum

Penticton Museum curator Dennis Oomen on Dec. 4 showing students from Uplands Elementary School the diorama he had built for the fur trade for a previous museum. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Museum curator Dennis Oomen on Dec. 4 showing students from Uplands Elementary School the diorama he had built for the fur trade for a previous museum. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Students from Uplands Elementary School toured the Penticton Museum to learn about its dioramas and to show off their own on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Students from Uplands Elementary School toured the Penticton Museum to learn about its dioramas and to show off their own on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Students from Uplands Elementary School toured the Penticton Museum to learn about its dioramas and to show off their own on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Students from Uplands Elementary School toured the Penticton Museum to learn about its dioramas and to show off their own on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Uplands Elementary School students Isla Schilter, right, and Isla Murzin working on their treasure hunt of the dioramas at the Penticton Museum on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Uplands Elementary School students Isla Schilter, right, and Isla Murzin working on their treasure hunt of the dioramas at the Penticton Museum on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Students from Uplands Elementary School brought their own dioramas to show off at the Penticton Museum on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News) (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Students from Uplands Elementary School brought their own dioramas to show off at the Penticton Museum on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Western News) (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Students from Uplands Elementary School got a private tour and lesson on the Penticton Museum and Archives’ dioramas on Friday, Dec. 4.

The kids also brought the dioramas they had put together themselves.

The Museum and Archives’ curator, Dennis Oomen, presented the kids with a lesson on the museum’s dioramas and what the difference is between a diorama, which is usually a display in miniature, and a recreation.

Afterwards, the kids went on a hunt through the museum before going to look back at their own dioramas.

READ MORE: Penticton Museum and Archives prepares to reopen

Currently on display at the Penticton Museum is the Bats: Out of the Darkness exhibit, which showcases the bats of the Okanagan and highlights some of the challenges they face.

In 2021, the Museum will be hosting the Ace Academy- Flight Experience, an interactive flying exhibit from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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