Take A Child Outside ~ Sept. 29 event


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations for Culture & Heritage Museums

803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org

“Take a Child Outside Week” is an international movement – celebrate at the Museum of York County and learn about the natural history of the Carolina Piedmont

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Build enthusiasm for exploring the natural world during “Take a Child Outside Week.” The Museum of York County’s day-long celebration is designed to help families with children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the great outdoors. Explore the museum’s nature trail to learn about lichens and discover Opossum Hollow and Turkey Trot along the way. The site’s dedicated volunteer gardeners show off the Monarch Waystation, Carolina Fence, and Rain Gardens while sharing ideas and ways to create valuable garden spaces. Get the buzz on honey bees and purchase local honey from York County Beekeepers Association. Meet herpetologist Ken Wagner and live reptiles from the Carolina Piedmont. Experience a butterfly release at noon (weather permitting.)

The Museum of York County has an outdoor picnic area; pack a lunch and enjoy the day.

All outdoor programs will go on rain or shine, with the exception of the butterfly release; appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended.

“Take a Child Outside” happens Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732

ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE

For more information on the Museum of York County, go to www.chmuseum.org

For more information on the initiative “Take a Child Outside Week,” go to https://takeachildoutside.org/

Check out other York County area celebrations; Anne Springs Close Greenway has activities listed at www.ascgreenway.org