Kids Gallery at the Surrey Museum
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17710 - 56A Avenue
Kids can get their hands on big ideas and green activities in the new Kids Gallery at the Surrey Museum. Families are invited to attend the Grand Opening on Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 5pm (all ages, free). Celebrations include clown Zox of the Forest, The Re-enactors, a puppet show and refreshments.
The new gallery helps children learn about challenging concepts like sustainability, climate change, carbon footprint and energy conservation. Illustrated characters Alisha, Blaze and Stella the Jay explain how to play with the interactive elements. “It’s like nothing else in the Lower Mainland,” says Greg Yellenik, Curator of Exhibits for the museum. “Kids can do safe experiments about electricity and even discover how many chocolate bars equal the energy in a bucket of coal. There’s a huge tree fort for climbing, an energy bike for riding and lots more.”
Surrey is home to more children and youth than any other city in BC and Surrey’s families are concerned about the environment and living green. “Sustainability is not a new idea,” says Yellenik. “Surrey pioneers were very good at the Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. They had to be.”
The gallery will be refreshed through Fall 2016 with changing themes of energy, water and agriculture. The future expansion of the Museum, expected in 2017, will see this Kids Gallery triple in size, adding more educational, stimulating and fun activities.