Surrey Museum sets sail with kids’ activities this August

From a celebratory summer exhibition and its Sails and Scurvy session this Saturday to the Fibre Crafts Fair, there's lots to do in August.

On Aug. 16

The Surrey Museum has opened the doors to its colourful summer exhibition, Kids Celebrate, on display to Sept. 6.

Many of the celebrations observed across Canada are highlighted, from Hanukkah and Halloween to Easter and Eid-ul-Fitr, with interactive displays and hands-on activities.

Every Friday morning in August, the museum hosts celebration-themed drop-ins (10:30 a.m. to noon), with crafts, games and activities for kids of all ages.

Children are invited to sail the high seas with Sails and Scurvy this Saturday (10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 2), a session for kids aged six to nine years, exploring life aboard a pirate ship. There’s a treasure hunt, traditional pirate games and buccaneer crafts. It’s $10.50/person, and participants must pre-register by calling 604-592-6956.

During the Blueberry Festival on Aug. 16 the Surrey Museum welcomes the Surrey Professional Fire Fighters Pioneer Association for a Fire Truck Open House. It’s from 1-4 p.m. and open to all ages, admission by donation. Learn about fire safety and explore the historic, Surrey-built fire truck.

Also on Aug. 16 is the Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). It’s an interactive showcase of heritage crafts such as spinning, knitting, and weaving, with hands-on demonstrations, take home crafts and refreshments.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey. It’s open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed Mondays and statutory holidays. Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum Society. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

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