What's Up! At the Surrey Museum in June
The Surrey Museum is located at 17710-56A Ave., Surrey, B.C. Info: 604-592-6956 www.surrey.ca/heritage, follow us at @ASurreyMuseum. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission in 2013 sponsored by the Friends of the Museum Society.
This lively exhibition for kids of all ages explores the diversity of cultural celebrations in Canada. Discover 13 celebrations through the seasons with hands-on activities and artifacts. Music, dance, food, decoration, costume and games show that the tradition of celebrating is something everyone shares. From the Canadian Museum of History. On display June 7 to September 6
Komagata Maru: 100 Years Later
Personalized through image, sound and video, this exhibit tells the social story of the Komagata Maru–a steamship carrying 376 passengers from Punjab, India that was refused entry into British Columbia by Canadian immigration officers in 1914. On display to July 12.
Make Believe Birthday Parties
Celebrate your birthday with the Surrey Museum! Invite your friends then choose one of our fun themes: Trains, Pirates, Ancient Egypt, Classic Greek Mythology, or Medieval Europe. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm, $13.50 per child, birthday child is free.
Discovery Saturday: Doors Open
The Surrey Museum is yours to explore! Listen to live fiddle music from 11am to 12noon, watch fibre arts demonstrations, explore the exhibit galleries, tour the Museum’s collection storage with the curator, watch performances by The Re-Enactors heritage re-enactment troupe, make pioneer crafts, and enjoy old-fashioned refreshments. Saturday, June 21, 11:00am-4:00pm, all ages, by donation.
Doors Open: Behind the Scenes Tour
The doors are open on Surrey’s collections! Join our curator for a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of collections storage. Hear the stories behind the objects, learn how staff care for collections, and find out how you can view them on our database. Sign up at the Museum front desk is required. Saturday, June 21. Tours at 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Length: 30 minutes. For ages 16yrs+, by donation.
Register for Summer Day Camps!
Museum summer day camps invite kids to explore the world, experiment with science, and learn about history, all while having fun! Themes include Greek mythology, technology, space, and world celebrations. Please call 604-592-6956 for info and to register. Tuesdays to Thursdays, July and August.
AT HISTORIC STEWART FARM
Father’s Day Open House
Float your boat and get on track! See real large scale trains from the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and discover the boating world of Surrey today and long ago. Make a train or boat craft and relax on the verandah with coffee and lemonade. Sunday, June 15, 12noon-3:00pm, all ages, by donation.
Book your group, family, or bring a friend to enjoy tea, local strawberries and hand-churned ice cream served on the verandah of the heritage farmhouse. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 1 session $15 (6yrs+), Wed., June 18 and Sat., June 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Register for Farm Summer Day Camps!
Spend your summer at the farm! Kids unplug from phones and devices and explore old-fashioned farm chores, boats and rivers, early settlers, or Victorian parties. Call 604-592-6956 to register. Tues-Fri July & August.