Community Impact Goals

  • Inspire children to develop essential foundational skills
  • Create environments where families connect in meaningful ways
  • Serve as a town square and build social capital
  • Strengthen community resources that educate and care for children
  • Contribute to the local economy and reduce economic barriers

Community Partners

Explore strives to foster meaningful relationships with local organizations that align with our mission to spark a love of learning in all children. Without these connections, our goal to better serve the community of the Pee Dee region would not be possible. Please see the information below about our current community partners.

Grants Awarded

Explore: The Children’s Museum of the Pee Dee is very thankful for the grants that have been awarded by local organizations to bring the dream of a children’s museum to the Pee Dee region closer to a reality. Every contribution to our cause is very impactful to our organization.

The Kiwanis Club of Florence recently awarded Explore funding for the outdoor classroom and discovery garden.

Eat Smart Move More Florence recently awarded Explore two raised garden beds for the outdoor classroom and discovery garden. Small-scale programming related to the raised bed garden will occur this Spring and will be open to the public.

The Junior League of Florence granted Explore funds to have the ability to bring a traveling exhibit to Florence, as well as funding for the concept plans for the outdoor classroom and discovery garden.

Partner with Explore

If you are a part of an organization that is interested in establishing a community partnership with Explore, please contact Meghan Swink, President of the Board, at 803-466-7988 or email.

Donate Information

For more information on how to donate, please click on “donate now”. For ways to assist with in-kind donations, please contact Meghan Swink, President of the Explore Board, at 803-466-7988.




Our Values

 Inspire imagination

Celebrate the rich historical culture and diverse ecosystem of the Pee Dee region

Promote social awareness

Teach self-reliance