The new Discovery Place KIDS Museum in Rockingham will have its grand opening Saturday, February 23. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9:00, and the museum will be open to the public for the first time until 5:00 p.m. Saturday.
The Discovery Place KIDS Museum is built around the theme, “I CAN”, and it offers developmentally-appropriate activities for children ages birth to 10. The activities are designed to develop cognitive, motor, language, social and critical thinking skills, and the the museum features connections to the culture and heritage of the Sandhills, including an emphasis on farming and agriculture.
A spokesperson for the museum said exhibits are intended to encourage experimentation, role-playing, innovation and physical activity. Live programming includes story time, puppet shows and lab experiments.
The Discovery Place KIDS Museum is on E. Washington St. in the former McKenzie Furniture building in downtown Rockingham. There is an admission charge for the museum, but it will be half price tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission proceeds from this weekend will be designated to a fund that will help those without money to buy a ticket. More information about the museum is available at 910-997-5266 or online at discoveryplacekids.org.