Outer Banks Children At Play Museum Receives $15,000 PNC Grow Up Great Grant
The Children at Play Museum in Kitty Hawk will now be open to the public for free on Sundays during the off-season, thanks to a $15,000 Grow Up Great Grant from PNC Bank.
The Outer Banks Children At Play Museum in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina announces the award of $15,000.00 from PNC for a Grow Up Great Grant. This grant will allow the Museum to open on every Sunday from September 2014 through May 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm free of charge to the public.
The Museum will operate every Sunday without having to charge admission, enabling a greater number of children and families to learn through play. Each Sunday the Museum will offer learning through play structured activities which will last approximately one half of an hour. Activities will include introduction to various science concepts, exposure to artists and different artistic mediums, author and illustrator studies, nature studies, engineering projects and special guests. The parents will have an opportunity once a month to learn from a PNC professional about various financial concepts.
Through the PNC Grow Up Great Grant the Museum also has two $500.00 awards to give to two different high school groups in Dare and Currituck Counties who wish to volunteer during the Sunday programming. The Museum is currently seeking high school clubs that want to earn the award for volunteering that are interested in working with young children and their families in the area of music, art, science, robotics, architecture, gardening or acting. Currently both awards are available.
The Museum will post a schedule of activities each month for their Free Funday Sunday program on their website and on their Facebook page.
The Museum is very honored that PNC chose the Outer Banks Children At Play Museum as a partner in making high quality early learning experiences possible in Dare, Currituck and other surrounding counties.