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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

25 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-8962
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Ranked #47 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Type: Children's Museums
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English first
PA OH border
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Nothing special, typical Children's Museum setup. Children enjoyed, good place to kill a few hours. I think older kids would get bored here, more playtime than learning.

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Indianapolis
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We have a 1 and 3 year old and they both loved the cml. They both really loved the castle and the water area. If you go to the visitors center next door they have buy one get one free coupons which is very nice. Highly recommend this for anyone with kids under 10.

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Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I took our boys, ages 7 and 4, during a weekend visit to Charleston. They really enjoyed it and hated leaving! Admission is $10 per person, adults included. You can get coupons for a reduced admission rate from the visitors center next door, so definitely stop by there before going to the museum. However, I don't think... More

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Warwick, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We made the CML our first stop on our trip to Charleston and were so excited to see and experience it based on the description and some reviews. With all the coupons and discounts, we paid $19 for two adults and a child. Looking back, i don't understand why adults are being charged at all. From the start, we were... More

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Dacula
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Description of the Museum and age of children to attend was misleading. It is very small and narrow with minimal employees. The parents, grandparent and children are pretty much on their own. I saw a number of small children especially boys playing in the castle enjoying themselves. So maybe it just isn't appropriate for a 10 year old although... More

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exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

​Thank you for visiting the Children's Museum during your stay in Charleston! We believe that a visit to CML is fulfilling for children ages Birth - 10 years, with exhibits growing with a little one. For example, in The Charleston Market, little ones can push shopping carts down the aisles and discover varieties of food groups. As they grow older,... More

Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My 4 yr old daughter loves this museum. Has a room with castle, art room, water room, room with ball games, grocery store and baby area, oh and outside stuff. I think it's ok, the outside stuff is subpar, broken pails and what not, it's fun to do for a day though if you have little ones.

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exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

​Thank you for visiting the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry! We are thrilled to hear that your 4 year old daughter loves CML! We have updated many of our outdoor play areas - including installing a new sand ​box! - and we hope you enjoy your next visit to CML! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Why is this place called a museum? There's nothing museum about it. Don't bring your kids if they aren't big enough to walk. I was disappointed and it was not what I expected.

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exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

​Thank you for visiting the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry! We focus on children ages Birth - 10 years at our hands-on and interactive Museum. Each exhibit encourages children to use exploration, discovery and (most importantly) PLAY to learn. In our Art Room, children can create their own masterpieces. In our Pirate Ship, little ones learn to tie knots like... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I took our almost one-year old son here on a Saturday morning to the children's museum and had a blast! My son LOVED the water room and the area specially for toddlers his age. He burned off a lot of energy in the exhibits and mingling with others his age, had a GREAT nap after we left, fell asleep in... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Interactive fun for all. Sir Gallahad's castle, pirate ship, grocery store , art center and many more exibits to play in!Great place to spend a day with the young ( 3-7) children. Both you and the children will be entertained for hours.

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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This gem of a place is wonderful to bring your toddlers, babies, or young children. There is a ton of stuff to do: a water experience, one where you can they can roll balls through various contraptions, a toddler room to run or crawl around; a big pirate ship for the older kids to play in, and so forth. Definitely... More

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