“This grant from PNC helps us break down barriers and ensure that every child is afforded the opportunity to explore, learn and grow through the transformative power of play at Children’s Museum of Atlanta,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “We are incredibly grateful for the support from our corporate partners who help us continue to extend the reach and impact of our efforts.”
Family Free Days include three two-and-a-half hour sessions per day to maximize attendance, visitor experience and impact. During these special events, the Museum remains open until 6:30 p.m., ensuring parents and kids visiting after work and school are also able to attend. Each quarter, roughly 1,800 guests from all over metro Atlanta come for an admission-free day of fun and education. Family Free Day visitors have the ability to participate in themed educational programming that promotes literacy, STEM, healthy living and social and emotional skills in a festival-like atmosphere.
“We know how important it is to introduce young minds as early as possible to reading and STEM learning through play,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president for Georgia. “This funding for Family Free Days reflects PNC’s continued commitment to helping Children’s Museum provide free, quality early-learning programs to thousands of young families over the next three years.”
Family Free Days take place once every winter, spring, summer and fall. Due to the generous donation from the PNC Foundation, Children’s Museum of Atlanta will have the ability to offer this experience through 2022. For more information or to register, guests are encouraged to visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great®, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. To learn more about PNC Grow Up Great, please go to www.pncgrowupgreat.com.