Children's Museum partnering with Darkness to Light and Girlology to host a series of sexual education lectures

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is hosting a series of three lectures in partnership with Darkness to Light and led by Dr. Trish Hutchison, Co-Founder of Girlology & Guyology. The Children’s Museum will provide the venue as well as child care for all three lectures.

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Denis Chirles, Executive Director of the Museum said, “We are very proud of our partnership with Darkness to Light and Girlology. It is not only our goal to make the Children’s Museum a safe place, but to be an educational resource for families to insure the safety of all the children in our community.”

The first lecture on Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm entitled “Parents as Sexuality Educators: Toddlers to Tweens” is completely free to the public and the Museum is providing free childcare for members and $10 for non members. This lecture will answer the question many parents face: how do you educate and empower your child without causing fear? Dr. Trish Hutchison says the first step is to become comfortable as your child’s sexuality educator so you can raise your child in an environment that has removed the shame, silence, and embarrassment from discussions related to sexuality. Dr. Hutchison will provide facts, tools and some nudging to help you become the go-to person for your children when it comes to having all of “those” conversations. Parents will walk away with new confidence and the skills that will help on your parenting journeys through normal sexual development, sexual abuse prevention, puberty and “THE talk.”

To register for this lecture and to learn more about the lectures in this series, visit To reserve childcare during the lectures visit the Children’s Museum website at

With a focus on emerging sexuality and girls' health, Girlology educates and inspires girls and the people who care about them to build accurate knowledge, improve communication, grow in confidence, and choose healthy behaviors. For more information about Girlology visit

Darkness to Light’s mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Their programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. For more information about Darkenss to Light visit

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to spark imagination, stimulate curiosity and encourage problem solving through the power of play. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person and free for children less than 12 months of age. For more information please visit our website,

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