BEES! Now Open at Museum of Surrey

Have you heard the buzz? The Museum of Surrey in downtown Cloverdale has partnered with the Honeybee Centre for its latest family friendly feature exhibition — BEES! This bilingual (French/English) exhibit, funded in part by Canadian Heritage, inspires respect for bees and shows how bee health is an indicator of the health of the whole environment.

“I am pleased that this bilingual exhibit will be travelling across Canada after closing at Museum of Surrey,” said Museum of Surrey Manager Lynn Saffery. “It’s interactive and fun for visitors of all ages, but also learning on topics such as indigenous bees, beekeeping equipment, bee products, and how bees are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture.”


A sneak peek of BEES! inside the Feature Gallery at Museum of Surrey.

BEES! offers an immersive and engaging experience for families, including six interactives.

Visitors can also explore beekeeping artifacts from the Museum of Surrey Heritage Collection and Honeybee Centre, archival photos from Surrey Archives, SFU Archives and more.

  • Climb through a honeycomb model that is home to a giant queen bee, egg and larvae.
  • Test your bee knowledge on the BEE ID Spinner,
  • Do some research at the BEE-search Station,
  • And so much more!

Although proof of vaccine is not required, masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces for people 12+. Admission is free. Pre-registration is no longer required.

Museum of Surrey is a dynamic and accessible community hub and cultural space that reflects the City of Surrey’s innovation and creativity. It is a people museum, with a mission to connect people and stories through engaging events, interactive award-winning exhibits, programs, textiles and local, national and international exhibitions. It is also a public space for rentals. The site, located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey, is on the Heritage Campus, home to Veterans Square, Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and Anniedale School.  


Address: 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday ~9:30am to 5:30pm & Sunday 12noon to 5pm

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