The Reach Boasts A Playful New Children’s Discovery Centre

By May 10, 2013Arts

Submitted. The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is excited about its new Children’s Discovery Centre in the Great Hall. This is a very timely, playful and edu-taining addition for families with young children and students that come to explore The Reach’s exhibitions and programs at 32388 Veterans Way.

“It’s a friendly creative space, where kids can engage with parents or caregivers in hands-on educational activity kits connected to current exhibitions and to artefacts from 1900-1960,” explains Kris Foulds, collections manager at The Reach. “This is about putting their imagination and hands to work on how a vintage camera works or how to document their family history with the Junior Genealogist kit. They can dress up and with a variety of props and heritage trading cards, re-enact professions or daily duties of recognized pioneers or they keep busy playing with wooden blocks and heritage toys.”

Photos by Kimberly Strain

Photos by Kimberly Strain

The Children’s Discovery Centre is supported by Prospera Credit Union who for the past two years has sponsored the popular free Sunday Family Arts Program at The Reach. Says Erin Nesci, manager of communications and public relations at Prospera: “We are confident that this experiential play area is going to be a big hit with both children and their families, as they explore local history, culture and the arts while learning about cool things.”
“The Reach plays an important role in our community and it’s amazing how every time you visit, it’s always a different experience. There’s always something new to explore with great programming that showcases the work of talented artists, and exhibits that tell the important story of the Fraser Valley and beyond,” adds Nesci.
For more information and programming on The Reach visit

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