What’s happening at the Surrey Museum

The following are among the listings of upcoming exhibitions and programs at the Surrey Museum.

These colourful costumes are part of an exhibit on the dance and music tradition of Bhangra. On view at the Surrey Museum to July 3.

17710-56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C.  604-592-6956.  www.surrey.ca/heritage.  Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm. NEW for 2011! Admission sponsored by Friends Society.

EXHIBITIONS

Stellar Space

Experience an interplanetary journey through the galaxy and discover stars, constellations and other wonders of the universe. Voyage through Canadian space history from rockets to the mobile servicing system on the International Space Station. See images from the Hubble Telescope and become a space cadet on a stellar journey of Canada’s contributions to the international space program. On display June 18–August 27

 

Community Treasures – Bhangra!

Bhangra’s long history started in the Punjab and has spread all over the world. See unique musical instruments, photographs and beautiful costumes in this exploration of the musical traditions and contemporary forms of South Asian Bhangra. On display to July 3

 

PROGRAMS

Tot Tours: Little engineers

Take a tour of the museum’s train displays, then play railroad games and check out the Museum’s antique rail toys. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Friday, June 10 11 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 1 session $6.25 (3-6yrs)

 

HERITAGE SUMMER DAYCAMPS

Space Exploration

Little astronauts will blast off into space as they explore our galaxy with games and crafts. Finish off your voyage with a visit to the Museum’s Stellar Space exhibit. For more details and to pre-register call 604-592-6956. Tuesdays to Thursdays in July. 3 sessions $23.50 (3-5yrs), 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 3 sessions $23.50 (4-6yrs), 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

Blast into Space

Discover the wonders of the universe through activities and a visit to the Museum’s Stellar Space exhibit. View a live web-link to telescopes around the world and marvel at images from the Hubble Telescope. For more details and to pre-register call 604-592-6956. 3 sessions $70.25 (6-9yrs), Tuesday to Thursday, July and August, 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

 

Tech Time

Have fun exploring science, technology and engineering! Build a solar-powered model car, be a junior bridge engineer, make a real telescope, and discover the Museum’s Stellar Space exhibit. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 3 sessions $112.50 (8-10yrs) Tuesday, July 26–Thursday, July 28 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

NEW! HERITAGE EXTENSION PROGRAMS

at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824 – 32 Ave, Surrey

 

Beatrix Potter & Friends: Ginger and Pickles

Make a store like the characters in this story, stock it with things to buy and learn about money. Tots make believe with real antiques from the Surrey Museum’s Teaching Collection. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, June 7, noon-1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 1 session $9.50 (3-6yrs).

 

Beatrix Potter & Friends: Jemima Puddleduck

Discover how Jemima’s friends outwit the fox, and make fox and duck crafts to take home. Learn about old-time cooking with the Surrey Museum team. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, June 14 noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m., 1 session $9.50 (3-6yrs)