The museum’s food drive will benefit Helping Hands of Kilgore.
Museum hours Dec. 15 are from 2 to 5 p.m.
Parents accompanying the children will receive a reduced admission of $5 (regular admission is $8) if they also bring two non-perishable food items.
Visitors should plan to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to have time to enjoy the museum exhibits and the Christmas decorations.
“This effort by the docents and museum staff is vitally important to help those less well-off among us, especially during the Christmas season,” said museum docent Clark Sexton.
The museum will be open regular hours through Dec. 21.
It will be closed Dec. 22-25 and Dec. 29 through Jan. 1, 2014, but will resume its regular winter schedule on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.