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“Highlight of our family trip to South Carolina”

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Ranked #67 of 246 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I'm a big fan of visiting children's museums around the country to give our kids a chance to relax and be in their element amid family events and touristy adventures. We were pleasantly surprised at how much this venue had to offer our 5-year-old and 20-month-old sons. They played happily for 3.5 hours, which gave Mom and Dad a nice cool break on a 95-plus humid day. Highlights for them: the castle, the water play room, the art room, and the giant golf ball run and vintage fire truck outside. A year from now, I think our eldest would spend more time in the woodworking area up front. We somehow missed the pint-sized play grocery store in the back entirely. Glad we have more to visit on our next trip to Charleston!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wanted to take my 2 year old grandson to a place that is indoors and provides many activities, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is it. Located in the historic district of Charleston, SC. Parking garages are close by and there is street parking if you can find it. Be sure to pay the meters as they do not mess around with giving you a hefty fine in Charleston. I found this place on the internet. Once there we paid $10 to get in ($12 non- SC resident). There are a total of 7 activity rooms indoors each one with it's own theme (Art Room, Castle, Idea Factory, Water Wise which emulates the Charleston harbor and the watershed, Pirate Ship, Publix Market, Infant/Toddler room). Also a classroom for parties. Outdoors is a game room, fire truck, train shed and garden. There are also healthy snacks available at a cost. We had a blast and will go back again!
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Closed on Mondays. If you visit Charleston, you must go to this place with your children, they will love it!

2  Thank Wynette W
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

They have five different themed rooms with lots of stuff to do for all ages 3-10. My kids especially loved the “supermarket” (with “working” checkout stations) and the water area (boats and car are available). There is also a pirate ship (nice), a castle (role-playing, knights and princes) and other indoors and outdoors things to do.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After touring with the adults we decided to give the kids some fun time of their own! This museum isn't very big, but lots of things for the kids to do! They had a blast!!! Ours are 3 and under... they had a separate play area just for them with toys, books, etc. There is a mock grocery store that they absolutely loved playing in!!! They also enjoyed the pirate ship and especially the castle. We didn't play much in the water bc we basically didn't want them getting drenched! lol! They had an area for crafts, painting and such, but we didn't spend too much time here bc we knew we couldn't take it with us. I would def go back and do the areas that we didn't go to and recommend this to anyone with young children. We spent almost 3 hours here and thought it was worth the price. Seeing your children have so much fun playing is priceless, especially when it's raining outside! Haha!

Thank tinasyummies
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you have kids under the age of 10, this is a great place to visit. The Children's Museum has spaces for all ages, from crawlers to racers. It's a pretty big facility. There is a pirate ship and a castle, indoor areas and outdoor areas, a mock grocery store, a place to learn how to handle tools and a wet area. I took my 2 1/2 year old very very busy grandson there and he had a ball. Easy to find -- it's next to the Visitor's Center. Check out their website for all that they offer. Your kids will love it!

1  Thank Michelle S
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