New exhibit puts kids in charge of store
The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem has opened a new hands-on exhibit that gives kids a unique perspective of the grocery industry.
Sponsored by Salisbury-based Food Lion, the exhibit allows children to go behind miniature-sized counters and cash registers and pretend they are checking out customers. They are also able to access three preparation areas to further allow them to imagine they are Food Lion associates.
“This new Food Lion exhibit will give children an exciting grocery shopping experience, with fun food preparation
areas and sophisticated check-out counters that accommodate a wide range of ages,” said Elizabeth Dampier, the museum’s executive director.
The exhibit opened last Thursday morning. Several Food Lion representatives were joined by local children for the occasion.
“Food Lion is proud to launch this interactive exhibit for the community where children can learn firsthand about what it’s like to be in a Food Lion grocery store,” said Allen Frost, Food Lion’s director of operations for the Winston-Salem area. “This exhibit will allow them to experience the everyday operations of a grocery store in a fun, interactive way.”
The Museum also launched its Inner Voice Initiative, an ongoing series of programs that help children build self-esteem and confidence. The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem is a non-profit that is located at 390 South Liberty St.
For more information, go to www.childrensmuseumofws.org.