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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

25 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-8962
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Ranked #51 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Type: Children's Museums
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our daughter's therapist suggested we check out the children's museum's Superstars! program. This is on 2 Sunday's a month from 10am-12pm. The museum is not open to the public so that special needs kids can enjoy the museum in ways they would not normally be able to, if even ever go. Our 4 year old (with special needs) loved it.... More

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City Girl in South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the first time I have ever been to the Children's museum... I went with some friends and brought my 10 month old. It's in a good location as far as touristy and pretty Charleston. It has fun stuff for kids but I do wish there were more staff to regulate as you know lots of parents like to... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The museum was very entertaining for my grandchildren, which is a miracle when they're all under 4. There's a variety of rooms which are themed and contain activities that will keep them self-entertained. My eldest grandchild was totally gaga in the pirate and castle themed rooms, the youngest with the water table room, and the middle with the grocer shopping... More

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Central NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our family of 6 took a day trip to Charleston while we were vacationing in Edisto Island. We went to this fully knowing that our boys (11 & 8) would probably not enjoy it as much as our girls (3 & 2). They were pretty good sports about it, & played with their sisters, but there really wasn't much to... More

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PA OH border
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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exploreCML, Executive Director at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and kind words about The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. We are glad to hear that your sons had fun and hope you did too! We also thank you for sharing your experience and observations with regards to the way some of our team members acted and thoughts on improving our operations. And to... More

Warwick, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 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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