Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
Located near the Charleston Museum and not far from the historic Aiken-Rhett House, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a fantastic stop to add to your list of attractions to check out in downtown Charleston if you’re traveling with young children. Read on below to find out more about the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry!
A Fascinating Family-Friendly Attraction
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is home to hands-on exhibits ideally suited for children ages 10 years and under. With nine hands-on interactive sections, you and your children are sure to keep occupied during your time here!
The museum is self-guided, and includes incredible exhibits like the Art Room, a 3D mural in the lobby, the Kids’ Garden, Hideaways, Medieval Creativity Castle, Waterwise, a pirate ship, a grocery store, and more. Additionally, if you’re interested in visiting when there are fewer crowds, you may want to visit during a school weekday afternoon.
The museum is also well-known for catering to children with special needs with wheelchair accessibility, permitting service animals, providing noise-reducing headphones when requested, and opening up the museum from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, during which children with special needs and their families can visit for free in a less crowded environment.
Admission for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry costs $10.00 for South Carolina residents and $12.00 for non-South Carolina residents, though you can receive free admission with purchase of an annual membership. Children under the age of 1 year are also admitted for free.
Discounts are available for military personnel, educators, and their families with valid ID. If you’re traveling with a large group of 15 or more people, such as a family reunion, you can also reserve your time at the museum in advance for $7.00 per South Carolina resident or $9.00 per non-South Carolina resident.
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. It’s located at 25 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403. You can also reach the museum at (843) 853-8962.
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