Museum of York County
Explore the Carolina Piedmont and its connections to the world at the Museum of York County!
On View at the Museum of York County
Know Your Nature
An interactive, nature-themed exhibit. Packed with fun, hands-on activities, the exhibit highlights ways for kids and families to discover, appreciate, and experience the natural world around us. Learning is an adventure as you explore the wildlife of the Carolina Piedmont – climb a rock outcropping and explore the hidden nooks and crannies of trees, rocks, and streams.
Nature Nook Gallery featuring Citizen Science
This gallery showcases the winners and honorable mentions from our Citizen Science Photo Contest submissions on various themes such as birds, reptiles, flowers, and more.
Vernon Grant Gallery featuring Dream Home
The gallery features a collection of original framed artworks, an illustrated children’s book and a functional lamp post modelled after Grant’s artwork. Flip the switch on the lamp post and watch it light up in front of the mural that depicts Glen the Frog in front of his mushroom house. Be inspired by Vernon Grant’s homey illustrations and #DrawYourDreamHome to drop off in Glen’s interactive mailbox! Put up the mailbox flag and see if Glen will respond. Stay tuned to social media! You can also send us a photo on social media for a chance to be featured!
The only Smithsonian-styled education center in South Carolina, with more than 2,000 specimens at your fingertips, will guide your learning adventures from the Piedmont and across the globe.
Ice Age Carolinas: Exploring Our Pleistocene Past
Experience a journey back in time to encounter the strange, gigantic, fierce, and fantastic beasts that once roamed the Carolinas! Featuring life-sized models, taxidermy mounts, diorama and habitat settings, fossils, interactives, and interpretive displays, Ice Age Carolinas portrays the Carolinas’ prehistoric landscapes and wildlife during the Pleistocene Epoch from 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. See, touch, and learn about fossils and the fossil sites in South Carolina that helped paleontologists piece together this fascinating story.
Carolina Piedmont Halls Landscapes and Lifeways: The Carolina Piedmont 600 Years Ago and Today
Compare the present landscape with the Piedmont of the 1400s, before European exploration and settlement.
Based on the imaginative artwork of nationally-known illustrator and long-time Rock Hill resident Vernon Grant, a playful learning space awaits our youngest visitors in Tot Town!