State Museum Offers Free Kids Weekend In Wake Of SC Floods

South Carolina State Museum Julius Caesar Exhibit
The South Carolina State Museum's Julius Caesar Exhibit.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  On Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18 the SC State Museum will give kids free admission in light of the recent SC floods.

Kids 12 years old and under will have free admission all weekend, and first responders and their families will have free general admission for the entire month of October.

Director of marketing, Merritt McHaffie, said the museum wanted to give back to the community after the flood disaster, and allowing the children of SC to visit the museum for free seemed like the best way.

“Whether they’ve been affected by the flood or not, it’s just an opportunity for us to give back to the local community and say that we care, and we want to do something for them,” McHaffie said. “We hope that it just gives them a moment to maybe not think about what’s going on, everybody needs a little bit of an escape.”

McHaffie said since the traffic from the canal being repaired is winding down, this weekend was the best time to hold the free kids weekend.

She said to keep an eye out for an event on Nov. 1st that will be announced soon to help flood victims.

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