Dance in flip flops to help kids at the Children's Museum of South Carolina

Interactive and educational play at Children's Museum of SC. The Flip Flop Ball this Friday will benefit the non-profit museum. (Amanda Kinseth/WPDE)

People will kick off their shoes and dance the night away to Tru Sol this Friday night at the Flip Flop Ball to benefit the Children's Museum of South Carolina.

Kids will benefit, too. Like four-year-old Charlie, who picked out groceries, balanced his piggy bank and even forecasted the weather at the museum.

"This day is sunny," said Charlie. "This day is rain. This day is a thunderstorm."

And it's not just about having fun at the Children's Museum, it's also about learning.

"It's education in an informal setting," said Woody Goff, Children's Museum of South Carolina. "A lot of students maybe aren't as good of classroom learners as they are hands-on and exploratory learners, which is what we offer here at the children's museum."

The children's museum teaches skills kids will need in school, and the museum just added new programs like one involving liquid nitrogen, marshmallows and gummy bears.

"What more fun way to show someone science than with food," said Goff. "If you can touch it, you can learn it. But if you can eat it, you remember it."

From triceratops to trains, kids come to the museum for creative play.

"They can dress up, they can play, they can use their imagination to do anything here," said Shawnta Matthews, a local mother. "I think this is a good place to come."

And, a good place to learn.

The Children's Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach is open daily until 5 p.m. For more information visit

Anyone interested in going to the Flip Flop Ball on Friday, April 29 at the Grand Dunes, should visit http://www.mbflipflopball.orgfor more information. All proceeds go to the children's museum.

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