For Immediate Release:

August 3, 2021



Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums



Museum of York County features cool August fun with the new Ice Age Carolinas exhibit, ongoing planetarium shows, and annual event – Come Draw with Me!

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Museum of York County’s annual “Come Draw with Me!” event moves to August! Bring a sketch pad and pencils and join local artists in sketching and rendering drawings taken from the museum’s vast collection of natural history specimens. Observe and learn from artists at work in the museum’s many galleries.  Explore the new major exhibit – Ice Age Carolinas and draw its creatures from the Piedmont’s Pleistocene past.

Come Draw with Me! Sat., Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium schedule:

11-11:30 a.m. – Wilbear’s Adventure (every Sat. through Sept. 25)

2-2:40 p.m. – Carolina Skies (every Sat.)

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. – Titans of the Ice Age (every Tues. – Sun. through Sept. 30)

Museum of York County’s Come Draw with Me!, planetarium shows, and exhibits are free with general admission

Museum of York County’s general admission:

Adults (18-59) – $8; Seniors (60+) – $7; Youth (4-17) – $5; Members & Children ages 3 and younger – Free

Reserve online tickets for your visit:

All visitors are encouraged to check the website   for up-to-date information and varying changes in each site’s operational hours, admission procedures, and programs.

General hours of operation:

Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays:  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Mondays: Closed.

Location: Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732

For groups or other information, contact or call 803.981.9182


Local artist Mary Churchill-Nash sketches a specimen from the natural history collection at Museum of York County in Jan. 2019 during Come Draw with Me! Photo courtesy of CHM staff.

Good to know:

Museum of York County is a Blue Star Museum and offers free admission for active-duty military families during the summer through Labor Day.

As part of the Museums for All initiative, Museum of York County offers year round access with reduced rates for low-income families; visit for more information.

An archive of educational virtual programs that preserve and communicate the cultural and natural history of the Carolina Piedmont is available for ongoing viewing on Culture & Heritage Museums YouTube Channel.

Consider becoming a Culture & Heritage Museums member; learn more about membership benefits and apply online at

About Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, S.C.

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums that includes the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill; Historic Brattonsville in McConnells; and the McCelvey Center, which includes the Lowry Family Theater, the Historical Center of York County, and the Southern Revolutionary War Institute, in York. Culture & Heritage Museums is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums; accreditation signifies “excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies and to the museum-going public.”