The Children’s Museum of Wilmington Debuts its New Community Market


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – On Friday, August 2nd, The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will open its Community Market exhibit, sponsored by Publix and Publix Super Markets Charities. The exhibit will help children understand the importance of making healthy food choices at the grocery store. Watch our interview on WWAY TV3 to learn more about Community Market!

One of the Museum’s most popular exhibits, the Community Market provides an interactive experience where children can push their own cart while grocery shopping. The exhibit will teach children to recognize the difference between nutritious foods and those that are unhealthy, helping to set the foundation for making healthy food choices throughout life. A vital part of this is educating children on how to read nutrition labels. The Community Market will feature two oversized nutrition labels on two different products for children to learn to read and compare nutritional value.

“We are delighted to partner with The Children’s Museum of Wilmington on its Publix Market exhibit,” said Kelly Williams-Puccio, Publix Charities Executive Director. “With this partnership, we strive to enrich the lives of children through learning and imaginative play and ultimately assist in preparing them for future success.”

The ribbon cutting for Community Market is on Friday, August 2nd at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Regular admission pricing applies for the day.

About Publix Super Markets Charities: In 1966 Publix Super Markets founder George W. Jenkins established a charitable foundation with the intention of caring for his community - and with a vision that the giving would continue long after he was gone. Today, under the leadership of his daughter, Carol Jenkins Barnett, Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates. By supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations engaged in life-changing work, Publix Charities makes a far-reaching impact throughout the Southeast. To learn more, please visit https://publixcharities.org/.

About The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 square feet and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit https://www.playwilmington.org/community-market-grand-opening.

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