(COLUMBIA, SC) – EdVenture Children’s Museum and invites all rising kindergartners and their families to the ninth annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Rising kindergartners can visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray.

The celebration will provide parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community organizations to learn about educational, health and community resources available to them, while health personnel will be on hand to provide free dental and vision screenings to children. Countdown to Kindergarten is presented by FirstChoice, McDonald’s, City of Columbia, Richland County and WLTX News 19

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About EdVenture

The mission of EdVenture is to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. EdVenture is dedicated to lifelong learning through its 92,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor interactive exhibit space and in its educational outreach programs and after school programs. The museum has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries, creating shared experiences and memories for families learning together. For more information about EdVenture, visit www.edventure.org or call 803-779-3100.

Michael Bailey
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