Homeschool Groups at the Surrey Museum
Make it a unique full day experience
Join Surrey Museum staff for a day of fun, hands-on learning that your homeschooler is unlikely to forget. Sign up for a morning program, enjoy lunch in historic Cloverdale and stay for an afternoon session. Admission to the Museum’s exhibit galleries is by donation so feel free to explore on your own after your program.
The Museum offers programs for homeschool student groups in two ways:
- through scheduled registered programs (see available programs and dates below) and
- through individual bookings.
For bookings, if you have a group of five students or more and would like to attend any of the Museum’s school programs, please call the Museum for availability at 604-592-6956. All homeschool programs are $5.50 per child.
Homeschool Group Grograms
Homestead to High-Rise (Grades 1 to 4)
Students learn how pioneer needs were met in a growing community and relate their experiences of contemporary living in Surrey, one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. Afterwards, have lunch in historic Cloverdale and then join Museum staff for an afternoon session on aboriginal culture.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 10:00-11:30am
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 10:00-11:30am
People of the Land (Grades 1 to 4)
Colossal trees, clear water, an abundance of animals on land and in the ocean – all were vital to local First Nations peoples. Students explore the Coast Salish relationship with the environment, one built on respect and sustainability. Learn about resource gathering and the importance of the cedar tree, then enjoy a traditional gathering feast of berries.
Thursdays, November 3, 2016 from 12:30-2:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:30-2:00pm
Christmas Long Ago (Grades 1 to 4)
Jingle sleigh-bells and carols sung around the fireplace; children experience how early pioneers celebrated the holidays in Surrey. Visit our 1870s cabin decorated for an old-time Christmas, handle real artifacts and make traditional decorations to put on your tree.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 10:00-11:30am
Wartime Christmas (Grades 5 to 7)
Discover how families maintained the Christmas spirit during World War II when rations, homemade gifts and family members abroad were a reality. Students listen to a wartime holiday story in the Museum’s theatre, practice sugar rationing during an exploration of the Museum Galleries, and make a Christmas cracker to take home.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 12:30-2:00pm