Do you have young children who love to grocery shop with you? Sure, some might be satisfied to sit quietly in the cart and watch as you make selections. If they’re anything like mine were, they have to walk and insist, “I do it myself.”
Beginning Saturday, January 27th, you can satisfy that independent spirit with a trip to TCMU Spartanburg. On the main floor, young customers can meander through an exhibit that mimics their neighborhood Publix grocery store. Colorful wall decals entice kids to explore good food.
This 276 square foot display, sponsored by Publix Charities, teaches a connection between farm and store. Mini-shoppers explore the Farmer’s Market filled with fruits and vegetables before moving on to meats and dairy (and let’s not forget the Bakery!) After filling their baskets with a variety of foods, shoppers will move through the cash register line, complete with prices for their products.
We were excited for the opportunity to check out the creative corner a little early!
I’ve only been to the Spartanburg location one other time. I had forgotten how quaint it was. Spartanburg TCMU is designed for ages 0-6. Small and cozy. Perfect for every preschooler. The Publix exhibit is no different. You’ll feel like you’re walking through a small town general store. Incorporating a Farmer’s Market was genius!
Opening Day will feature food-themed programming including making emotional marshmallows and cereal bracelets.
“We are thrilled to bring Publix to TCMU Spartanburg and are grateful for the continued generosity of Publix Charities. This playful space will not only captivate the imaginations of young children, but also serve as a valuable resource for caregivers looking to facilitate fun and educational experiences, as well as begin early conversations about food and healthy eating,” says museum CEO, Lauren Luneckas.