Soon, all children of the Pee Dee will have a fun, safe, educational place to go to learn and grow. This Place will be the Children's Museum of the Pee Dee. Incorporated in July 2009, the museum was founded by a group of women interested in the welfare of children and families. These women recognized a need for quality educational experiences outside of the classroom for children and families of all socio-economic backgrounds. Since its incorporation, the board has met monthly to work on realizing its vision of strengthening families and in turn, the whole community.
In 2019, The City of Florence awarded Explore the existing ScienceSouth building and adjacent green space, which is located at the Freedom Florence Complex.
The board of Explore is in the midst of its capital fundraising campaign. The “Enchanted River Trail” concept has been designed for the indoor space. There are also plans to cultivate an outdoor classroom and discovery garden for the outdoor area.