For Immediate Release: April 4, 2023
Contact: Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
South Carolina Governor Declares April 1-7 as Children’s Museum Week
Main Street Children’s Museum celebrates Children’s Museum Week and teams up with South Carolina Alliance of Children’s Museums in hosting ‘Week of the Young Child®’ events
ROCK HILL, S.C. – South Carolina Alliance of Children’s Museum recently announced that Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, has proclaimed April 1-7, 2023 as Children’s Museum Week. In a recent press release, SCACM stated that “Through this proclamation, the governor encourages all South Carolinians to visit, support, and share the joy of learning at our state’s Children’s Museums.”
As part of SCACM, Main Street Children’s Museum has outlined a week of special programming in support of Week of the Young Child® events:
April 4 – Farmer Day! Celebrate the farmers that make our food. There’re straw hats for tiny farmers to wear as they plant veggies and gather eggs in a garden playscape, a tomato craft, and sing-alongs throughout the day.
April 5 – Wee Wednesday! Celebrate spring through song, movement, and story time. There’s a rabbit headband to craft. Wee Wednesday is a weekly program every Wednesday morning September through May.
April 6– National Burrito Day! Celebrate and whip up something delicious in our little house. There’s a burrito craft and sing-alongs on this burrito-themed day.
April 7– York County Library! Special story time with our friends from the library.
Also, look for Froggy Friends on April 14 – part of Rock Hill’s upcoming Come See Me Festival.
“Children’s museums play an integral role in their communities, serving as a space dedicated to informal education where families can learn and grow together, helping to prepare their children for the future.” – Sarah Lewis, Main Street Children’s Museum manager.
About Main Street Children’s Museum:
Serving young children up to age six, Main Street Children’s Museum aims to prepare young learners and their caregivers for the future through creative play focusing on literacy, movement, music, art, and STEM. The 4,420 square foot storybook-come-to-life playscape was modeled after the artwork of Vernon Grant, renown illustrator of Kellogg’s iconic characters – Snap, Crackle and Pop. In 2022, MSCM served 15,738 visitors through general admission, special events, and school field trips. These visitors came from 31 states across the nation and 29 counties throughout South Carolina.
IMAGE: Main Street Children’s Museum is located in the heart of downtown Rock Hill at 133 East Main Street in the People’s Bank Building, built in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (for high resolution image contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Main Street Children’s Museum
133 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Visitor Center: 803.327.6400
About SC Alliance of Children’s Museums:
The SCACM was established in early 2023 as a collaborative effort of the state’s children’s museums to maximize statewide impact. The alliance consists of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, EdVenture, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill, and the Sandbox Children’s Museum in Hilton Head. The Governor has declared Children’s Museum Week in large part thanks to the joint efforts of these institutions to bring attention and awareness of the importance of education in all aspects of a child’s life.