David Gross, president of the orchestra, said guests could come by the petting zoo and pick up one of the percussion, brass, strings or woodwind instruments donated by Gorby's Music in South Charleston.
"It's an opportunity for kids an adults to try out all of out different instruments and get kind of hands on with them," he said. "It's a great opportunity for people to just come by and try it out and it's an opportunity for us to get a better bond, a better link to the community."
Alicia Martin of Charleston said she took advantage of Summer Fun Day's free admissions to take her two-year-old daughter Chloe to the museum for the first time.
"We came just to get out and have a little fun. I definitely wanted to get my daughter down here," she said. "We toured the children's part and I practically had to drag her out of there."
Martin said the museum was a great way to spend the afternoon with her daughter because it offered something for the whole family to enjoy.
"It's just really fun. She gets to have fun and I get to enjoy myself too," she said. "I love this place, its always an awesome time."
Contact writer Charles Young at charles.yo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.
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