Facebook102Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Hands on Children’s MuseumAt the 15th annual Sand in the City®, families from across the country will enjoy more than 14 sand sculptures carved by master sculptors and local community groups in a new hybrid sand sculpture exhibition on Aug. 22 and 23 at the Hands On Children’s Museum.This beloved free family festival features more than 40 interactive art and science activities, stage entertainment, live animals, festival foods and parking shuttles. Event attendees can also visit the museum at a discounted event rate of $5.50 per person.Event hours for the free Beach Party are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.Sand in the City’s Big Beach Party is filled with hands-on activities where children can dig in giant sandboxes loaded with sculpting tools, climb a rock wall, blow giant bubbles and create sand bracelets and crab hats in the Make-and-Take Tent. Sunday is also Grandparents’ Day and families can enjoy all of the fun activities from Saturday and participate in additional activities designed for children and grandparents to make memories together.On Saturday, watch the sculptors soak, stomp and shake sand into works of art. Families can view the completed sculptures and vote for their favorites on Sunday. The People’s Choice Award for the favorite sculpture will be announced at 4 p.m. Sunday.Festival-goers can also explore inside the museum exhibits August 21-23 for a discounted admission rate of just $5.50 per person. Families can play and learn in nine themed galleries and 150 hands-on exhibits, including the MakeSpace in the Arts & Parts Studio, where kids can tinker, design and build using real tools and materials.All donations, food and store sales and event sponsorships support the museum’s Free and Reduced Admission Programs, which serve more than 76,000 children and adults each year.For more information about Sand in the City®, visit www.hocm.org/sandinthecity.