Sustainability lessons at Surrey Museum’s new Kids’ Gallery (photos)

The gallery includes a tree fort for climbing, experiments with electricity and an energy bike

A giant treehouse dominates the new Kids’ Gallery at Surrey Museum. The gallery

Surrey Museum debuted its newest exhibit at a grand-opening event on Saturday (Oct. 10).

Lessons in sustainability are key to the museum’s new Kids’ Gallery, built in a corner of the facility that previously featured touring exhibits.

The interactive gallery is designed to help children learn about challenging concepts like climate change, carbon footprints and energy conservation.

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The gallery includes a tree fort for climbing, experiments with electricity and an energy bike.

The gallery will be refreshed through fall 2016 with changing themes of energy, water and agriculture.

Future expansion of the museum, expected in 2017, will see its Kids’ Gallery triple in size.

The space was developed by staff at the museum through consultation with children’s museums in the Seattle area, Telus World of Science and the B.C. school curriculum.

Partnerships in its development include the City of Surrey’s Sustainability Office, BC Hydro, Fortis and Endurance Windpower, a Surrey-based wind turbine producer.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

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