Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp announced that kindergarten students enrolled in the Hamilton County Public Schools will receive four unlimited passes per student to the Children’s Discovery Museum as part of the County’s commitment to a lifetime of learning.
The unique program will bring the funding from the County Mayor’s budget approved by the County Commission, distribution efforts within the Hamilton County Public Schools, and the open door of discovery and educational fun provided by the immersion experience of the Children’s Discovery Museum.
“The future of our county will be defined by how well we serve our youngest citizens today, and this partnership will give every kindergartener in our community an equal opportunity to experience our world-class Creative Discovery Museum,” Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp said. “My hope is that as families are adjusting to the first year of elementary school, they are able to use these passes to spend quality time playing and learning together.”
Almost 4,000 families of kindergarten students in the county will receive passes that will be honored during the 2023-2024 school year, through June 30 at the facility located at 321 Chestnut Street.
“More learning takes place in early childhood than any other time in a person’s life, and caregiver interaction multiplies the impact,” observed Claire Stockman, vice president of Education at the interactive museum. “We at Creative Discovery Museum are proud to create a space where learners of all ages can explore, innovate, create, and play together. This wonderful partnership with Hamilton County will give access to the museum to all HCS kindergarteners and their caregivers and we can’t wait to witness the learning, growing, and relationship-building that will build strong foundations and support classroom learning for the rest of these students’ school careers.”
Kindergarten students will be presented with the passes within the next few weeks. Families wanting to plan their visit should visit https://www.cdmfun.org/visit for times of operation, parking and information about free shuttles which run throughout downtown, other details relative to the visit. HCS Superintendent Justin Robertson noted, “Education is a shared responsibility, and the district’s commitment to collaboration with community partners continues to provide opportunities for students and families to explore learning interests and find resources. We look forward to our students enjoying this premier interactive learning experience.”