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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Children's Museum

Great place for little ones to run off some energy and also explore! We love the mini Publix... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Anchorage, Alaska
via mobile
Good children's museum with a variety of activities

My family has visited children's museums across the eastern and midwestern part of the country, and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage young children’s potential by inviting families of all backgrounds to explore environments and experiences that spark imagination and stimulate curiosity...more
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25 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403-6213
+1 843-853-8962
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from US$24.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 January 2011

All the rooms were entertaining and interactive. We played for hours! Her favorite room was the water room where she could control the weather and the lock system on the lake. Other favorites were the pirate room, the art room, and the castle room. She...More

5  Thank AlissaPwrs
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My kids, ages 1, 4, 6, overall had a good time. The place is very small and a bit expensive. Go to the visitor center next door by the bus station as they have buy one get one free coupons on a rack. if you...More

5  Thank 589ChristopherC
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for little ones to run off some energy and also explore! We love the mini Publix supermarket inside, the wall of gears, the engineering room and the art room! Best room of all to our tot is the water play room with all...More

Thank ShannyYo
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My family has visited children's museums across the eastern and midwestern part of the country, and this museum is above average. Although the museum is somewhat small, they pack a lot of different activities into the available space. Most of the activities are geared towards...More

Thank Ohiogirl00
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I had never been to a Children's "Museum" with my son before and I agree with another review in that it isn't really a museum....that being said it is still awesome. Think of a giant day care with everything your kid can touch and play...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is not the best Children's museum / discovery center that we have visited with our children but it was ok. They enjoyed it and there is enough for them to do and stay here playing for a few hours before moving on. One problem...More

2  Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The kids had fun here but it is more of an indoor playground. Not much learning for them. Seemed overpriced for what you got. The best part, you could leave and go back later, if you'd like. Some kids were a little out of control...More

1  Thank fwmaggie
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for "kids" of any age! None of the technology that attracts a lot of people, but there is plenty for the imagination to run wild!

Thank Dananviv
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

After getting too much sun this week, we were looking for a fun indoor activity for kids ages 4, 8 & 11. All 3 kiddos had a great time and are asking to return! This is a well kept, interactive museum with well thought out...More

Thank princessamand61
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a sweet little place for kids. I would recommend it for age10 and under. There are lots of activities and it's in a good location. Parking deck is right across the street at the Charleston Visitors Center, so it accessible. There's something for...More

Thank Goodtimesrus105
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We wanted something to do for a little bit since it was raining and nothing to expensive. Our son is 8 and he enjoyed bit was bored pretty quickly. Definitely good for smaller children. My two neices enjoyed it.

2  Thank 669candices
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

My kids, 8 and 10 years old, loved this museum! There's the art room, where you can create freely, draw, paint, play with magnets or with colorful sand, there's a pirate room, a supermarket, a medieval castle, a water room that teaches evaporation, condensation and...More

Thank MomfromAZ
exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind review and for including us in your trip to Charleston. We look forward to playing with you on your family's next visit to Charleston!

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23 October 2017|
Response from MarkLaurel | Reviewed this property |
We went with a 6 year old and a 22 month old. The 22 month old wanted to run around most of the time. The 6 year old got something out of it for the 2 hours we were there. He actually did things. The 22 month old was kept... More
18 April 2017|
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Response from faithnettles | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, it is geared towards younger kids. I went with three last year - ages 9, 8 & 6. The 6 year old loved it. The 8 year old was mildly interested. The 9 year old, not so much. Most things were below his height... More
19 November 2015|
Response from exploreCML | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we are open on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving from 9am - 5pm. We hope to PLAY with you then!