An owl-ful lot going on

The Surrey Museum's Discovery Saturday event delves into the wonderful world of owls as part of the Birds of Prey exhibit.

A Long Eared Owl is among more than 40 specimens in the Surrey Museum’s Birds of Prey Exhibit

Meet the mastermind behind B.C.’s famed eagle cams, and check out live, rescued owls up close this Saturday at the Surrey Museum’s Owl Investigation, next up in the Discovery Saturday series.

The museum is currently home to Birds of Prey, an exhibit featuring specimens of more than 40 hawks, owls, eagles and falcons, on loan from the Royal B.C. Museum.

Owl Investigation runs from 1 to 4 p.m. July 20. Meet live, rescued owls and make owl crafts. The event is open to all ages. Admission is by donation.

In the morning, there’s a fact-filled, fun session for preschoolers: Tot Tour: Whootie the Owl. That’s happening from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It’s $10.25 and is for children aged three to six years.

In the afternoon, David Hancock, creator of the original eagle camera, is giving a lecture from 1:30  to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $5. The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s live streaming video from B.C. eagle nests have captivated viewers across the world.

The museum is also offering Birds of Prey summer day camps throughout  July and August. The camps are for children aged six to nine years old. Call 604-592-6956 for more information on all these programs and to pre-register.

On August 24, the museum hosts Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds, presented by fashion historian Ivan Sayers, who will share slides, examples and entertaining information on the use of feathers in 20th Century fashion.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey. Admission in 2013 is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society.

To find out more, visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

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