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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

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Address: 25 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number: (843) 853-8962
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Charming and Playful

I loved this kid centered, fun museum. Our kids have gone several times and always want to go back. It is very charming and the activities they have are a lot of fun and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Melisha M
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Joplin, Missouri

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this kid centered, fun museum. Our kids have gone several times and always want to go back. It is very charming and the activities they have are a lot of fun and educational. I wish it was a bit less expensive, and it can get crowded on busy days. tip: I recommend doing the arts and crafts first,... More 

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our children love these types of museums, but it cost $60 for the five of us to get in. They even charged for our 13-month-old. Way too expensive. Then my wife bought a bottle of water and it was $2.56! Overpriced - won't go back

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Thank pianoguy27
Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I visited with a three and six year old. The three year old enjoyed all of the areas and both greatly enjoyed the castle area and art rooms. The garden is small but unique among children's museums. The staff conducted several activities which offset the relatively small size. The location is also in the middle of a great shopping district... More 

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Thank Jason S
Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Rooms divided into different age groups from toddlers to older children. Everything was hands on from climbing, sliding, balls for the very young. There was a "deli" and a "grocery store" where a child could fill his grocery cart or fix a deli sandwich. A fun pirate ship. Our traveler was 18 months and we had a ball. Did not... More 

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Thank Mary H
Aldie, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was only my second children museum that I've taken my son to so my assessment of it will only be to the one other children museum in Portsmouth, VA that I've been too. Thus I was disappointed in this one. It is small with only about 6 activities rooms in a straight line. Of which my son was only... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We had two 10 year olds and two 7 year olds in our party. It kept them entertained for hours. Multiple rooms each with different themes. Price of admission was for all day with in and out privileges. We came around ten, walked a half block for lunch and came back. Excellent for toddlers all the way to upper elementary.

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1 Thank PJ W
Seoul, South Korea
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

A great place for the under 10 crowd, but go late in the day as there are far less people there in the afternoon. The place tends to be overrun by their day campers during the week in the summers. The membership is a great value! I only wish they'd bring back the members' only hours.

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Thank Katherine G
Avon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It's not a museum, really, but a wonderful couple of hours fun if you are traveling with little ones. Each themed room invites play individually and with other children. Something for kids as young as Toddler and up to about age 8 or 9. The down side of this review was that the place was incredibly dirty and the activities... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Decided to take a day out of the sun and visit the museum with our 4 year old daughter. After being pretty spoiled in Dayton with the Booneshoft, we were a bit disappointed in the overall depth and breadth of the museum. Overall the experience was a little underwhelming, although she did really enjoy the medieval castle. We expected more... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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146 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My granddaughter is 8 and has been coming here since she was 4. She never tires of it, since everything is interactive and there is always a lot of action. Great place for travelers to take kids on a rainy day in Charleston. I think the upper age that would enjoy it is probably about 10.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share your family's experience. We're thrilled to hear that your granddaughter loves PLAYing with us and look forward to your next visit! More 

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