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Culture & Heritage Museums

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Pre K to 2nd Grade

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  1. Historic Brattonsville
  2. Museum of York County - Tours
  3. Museum of York County - Settlemyre Planetarium
  4. Museum of York County - Classes
  5. Outreach
  6. Main Street Children's Museum

Historic Brattonsville

  • Early to Rise Photo

    Early to Rise

    Preschool–2nd Grades

    Rise and shine! Wake up to sounds of farm animals, the smell of breakfast in the brick kitchen, washing up in the house, and daily chores on the plantation. This is a great opportunity for children to engage with the 1840s plantation by being a part of the morning routine.
    Length: 50 minutes, Maximum Attendance: 80 students
    $5 per student

    Standards:

    SC Social Studies Standards: K-4.1; K-4.4; 1-1.4; 2-1.4 NC Social Studies Essential Standards: 1.H.1.1; 2.G.2.1

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Museum of York County - Tours

  • Animal Adventure Tour Photo

    Animal Adventure Tour

    Preschool - 2nd Grade

    This tour is specially designed to introduce our younger visitors to the Museum and its natural history collection. Children will journey on an animal adventure from their own backyard to continents beyond North America.
    30-45 min

    Standards:

    SC Science: K-2.2; K.-2.3; K-2.4; K-2.5; K-3.1; K-3.2; K-4.3; 1-1.1; 1-1.3; 2-2.2; 2-2.3; 2-2.4; 2-2.5 SC STEM Standards: K.P.1A.3 NC Standards: K.P.1.1; K.P. 1.2; K.L.1.1; K.L.1.2; 1.L.1.1; 2.L.1.2; 2.L.2.1; 2.L.2.2;

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  • The Sun’s Family Photo

    The Sun’s Family

    K5–2nd Grade

    Circling, bending and tilting, children will become rocky midgets or gas giants of the Solar System as they revolve around the Sun. This kinesthetic program introduces or reviews the basic properties of the Solar System. Students are requested to wear socks for participation in this program.
    30-45 min
    Classes can be tailored to meet the needs of other grade levels. Group general admission is $3 per student, $5 per adults. To add a class or guided tour, $1 per student. Classes only, $2 per person.

    Standards:

    SC Science: K-1.1, K-2.1, K-5.1, K-5.2, 1-1.1, 1-2.1, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-4.1, 1-5.1, 2-4.1 \\\\\\\\SC Social Studies: K-4.2 SC STEM Standards: 4.E.3A.1; 4.E.3B.2; NC Standards: 1.E.1.1; 1.E.1.2; 3.E.1.1; 3.E.1.2;

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Museum of York County - Settlemyre Planetarium

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure  Photo

    One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

    Preschool-Kindgergarten; first semester 1st graders

    Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. Appropriate for younger visitors. The program introduces basic science concepts to young children with the loveable Sesame Street characters that they know and trust.
    1 hour

    Standards:

    SC Standards: Science K-1.3, K-5.1, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-3.3, 1-5.1; Social Studies K-1.4, 1-1.2 NC Standards: K.P.1.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.C.1.1

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  • Moles: What is Out There? Photo

    Moles: What is Out There?

    Ages 3-6

    A young mole named Plato is fascinated by the light that penetrates the entrance to his home. Sometimes it is lit; sometimes it is off... Why could that be? Our young friend is desperate to see what is out there in the outside world and one day he finally gets to see it all. Plato discovers day and night, the sun and the moon, and the stars.
    1 hour

    Standards:

    SC Standards: Science K-1.3, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-3.3, 1-3.4, 1-5.1 NC Standards: K.E.1-1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2

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  • Perfect Little Planet Photo

    Perfect Little Planet

    1st – 5th grades

    Imagine the ultimate space vacation! What if you could travel the galaxy to find that ideal place? Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
    1 hour

    Standards:

    SC Standards: Science 1-3.2, 1-4.1, 2-1.4, 2-4.1, 3-1.1, 3-1.2, 3-4.1, 4-3.1, 4-3.2, 8-4.1, 8-4.2 NC Standards: 3.P.2.2, 3.E.1.1, 6.E.1.2

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Museum of York County - Classes

  • Do Animals Wear Clothes? Photo

    Do Animals Wear Clothes?

    K5–2nd Grade

    Do animals wear clothes? No, but in this program students will learn about the appearance, texture, and function of the outer coverings of various animals. A variety of skins, feathers, and animal mounts will illustrate the importance of mammal, reptile and bird skin as an adaptation for survival.
    60 minutes

    Standards:

    SC Science: K-2.1, K-2.4, 1-1.1, 2-2.1, 2-2.2, 3-1.1, 3-2.1, 3-2.2, 3-2.3, 4-2.1, 4-2.2, 4-2.3, 4-2.4, 5-2.2, 5-2.4, 6-3.1, 6-3.3, 6-3.4, 6-3.5; SC STEM Standards: K.L.2A.6; 2.L.5A.1; 2.L.5A.2; 2.L.5B.2 NC Standards: K.P.2.1; K.L.1.1; K.L.1.2; 2.L.2.

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Outreach

  • In Sheep\'s Clothing Photo

    In Sheep's Clothing

    2nd—5th grades

    Historic Brattonsville is home to a flock of heritage breed Gulf Coast Sheep. Using their wool, a costumed interpreter will lead your students through the many processes from raw wool to finished product. (Available in January & February)
    50 minutes

    Standards:

    SC Social Studies Standards: 2-1.4; 3-4.1 NC Social Studies Essential Standards: 2.G.2.1; 1.G.2.2

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Main Street Children's Museum

  • In the Woods Photo

    In the Woods

    3 – 5 years old

    What animals will we find in the forest today? In the Woods features woodland stories, movement, music, and arts and crafts. Students might track animals through the museum, sing songs around the campfire, or make their own animal track art. After the program ends, students can continue their forest adventure by exploring the museum with their group.
    Please call to schedule.

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  • Kings, Queens and Dragons Photo

    Kings, Queens and Dragons

    3 – 5 years old

    Get ready to journey to a kingdom far away! Kings, Queens and Dragons takes students on an imaginary adventure that features magical stories, arts and crafts, music and movement. Activities may include creating a shield or crown, story time, or playing shakers and bells for the kings and queens. Students are encouraged to continue their magical experience after the program ends by dressing up as a knight or princess and exploring the museum.
    Please call to schedule.

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