Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 through the power of PLAY.
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4.5
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Jennifer M
Philadelphia, PA95 contributions
Aug 2021
We spent about two hours in this museum! They pack a lot of fun and interactive activities for kids of all ages. It's one of the smaller museums that we have visited, but one of the most fun my son has had! My 3.5 yo spend a good amount of time in the art room creating a "masterpiece" out of fabric pieces, puzzle pieces, markers, and loved using the glue. He also thoroughly enjoyed the market area with "real" checkout experience, as well as the pirate ship. There was an outdoor area, but we did not venture outside since it was hot and humid. The folks at the front were very friendly, and we could leave our stroller at the front desk. The bathrooms were clean, as well as the whole space. The museum was my son's favorite part of the trip! The cost was $12 per person for ages 3 and up. Very reasonable!
Written September 2, 2021
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wendicroft
Chester Springs, PA27 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Indoor and outdoor exhibits. We took home artwork. It was such a great space. We go to the children’s museum ( or equivalent) in every city we visit and we can say that this is one of the better ones. And really cool stuff in the science lab- 3D printing, circuits, magnets. Well done!
Written August 27, 2021
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cpac9
Long Island, NY246 contributions
Apr 2011
What a great childrens museum. We went to the museum with our 2 yr old & 5 yr old.The day we went which was mid week the museum was not crowded. The museum is on one floor whcih makes it easier with a stroller.There were plenty of interactive activities to do throughout the museum. My son loved the water area as well as the raceway room. My daughter could not get enough of the shopping area in the back room. The price is very reasonable. I would advise to park in the multi parking lot across the street and for lunch there is The Charleston Tea Co directly across the street that has great paninis and smoothies(kid friendly)
Written April 13, 2011
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Dominique L
1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Family
We have a family pass, and my 2 year old son loves going. On January 4, my son was bullied by kids ages 4-8 from two separate families, both there together. My son wanted to play with them outside near the fire truck, since the other children had made a castle like wall out of legos. Immediately after he walked through the lego entrance a child no older than 4 tried to pick my son up but couldn't so then he tried dragging him. All because they didn't want him playing. I was standing right there, the other two moms were footsteps away sitting on the benches. They said and did nothing. So I had to parent children that were not mine. I told the child to please take his hands off of my son, which he did, but I was furious that I was the only parent doing my job. Then a few minutes later, one of the kids ( around 8yrs) shouts, "let's take a picture, get the baby out!" Referring to my son. Before I knew it, that same kid, along with another were trying to usher my son out by pushing him. I almost lost my mind. I told them to get their hands off of my child now! As I turned around, one of the mothers was smiling and laughing. I politely told her that she should teach her children to not touch other kids. I almost asked her for a tip as well since I was clearly doing her job for her. My son went inside on his own after that, you could tell he seemed not himself. So I talked to him about what happened, you know , what real parents do. Like I said , we have a pass, and my son typically loves it but when things like that happen, it makes you reconsider going back. Ten minutes later, one of those same "moms" came inside to brag to the lady at the entrance desk how hard the children worked on the lego wall, and all the dedication it took. Don't you mean how hard they worked on becoming bullies? I let the staff member know at the desk what happened and shortly after we left. If your reading this, my point is PLEASE watch your children and care enough to do your number one job, be a parent.
Written January 5, 2017
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Christopher C
Hazlet, NJ162 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
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 can't find it, just ask the person at the desk.
Written September 3, 2014
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7Jet3
Charleston, SC2 contributions
Nov 2013
We had our daughters birthday party here thinking they would do a lot with the children and coordinate a very special day. What an utter disappointment it was. Literally the host spoke twice. Don't let them fool you, they do not HOST your party. You are merely renting the facility. I was so sad and disappointed at the way the party turned out. We could have done this at the local playground and saved $400. The aquarium hosts a fabulous party, as does the charleston museum. I will never have another party at the children's museum.
Written November 17, 2013
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As the Operations Manager at CML, I would personally like to say that I am deeply sorry for your experience with your daughter's birthday party. We do our absolute best to employ energetic and enthusiastic party hosts and it sounds like that was not the case for you. I understand your frustration and I would very much like the chance to speak with you further so that I can help rectify the situation and ensure that this does not happen again. If you would like to reach out me, please feel free to call me at (843) 853.8962 x.224 or email me at josh@explorecml.org. Again, I am very sorry and would certainly like to improve any future experiences that you or others have with us. Sincerely, Josh Wagner
Written November 19, 2013
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AlissaPwrs
Bradenton, FL2 contributions
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 still talks about the museum and wants to go back the next time we are in Charleston. They had a few healthy snacks in the lobby which was useful because we didn't expect to stay that long and we were all a little hungry. The bathroons were clean and the staff was friendly and caring.
Written January 2, 2011
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candice s
Lakeland, FL62 contributions
May 2018 • Family
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.
Written May 28, 2018
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Steve G
22 contributions
Its great having a venue for kids, and at times i don't mind spending a little more to let the kids have a ball... But, let the money go towards keeping the toys/themes up to date, clean and in working order, not so here.
I bring my kids about twice / 3 times a year and am always disappointed that nothing has changed, same old tired themes, lack of supplies in "art" room, generic handmade golfball room, and water room where nothing works.
What do they do with all the money collected? It doesn't go towards the museum.
Unless i hear of good changes, i wont go back.
Written January 21, 2015
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SandyNSuzy
City Girl in South Carolina118 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 drop their kids off and let them do whatever. I also wish the baby section was better regulated and taken care of. There were a lot of older kids (with their shoes on) running in there over the babies. Plus, there was a tiny basket for toys that had been 'mouthed'...well anyone that has kids know that as a baby their mouth is going to go on everything. I'd like to think that they cleaned the baby section at least really well every time they close BUT it certainly didn't seem like it. Some of the puzzle pieces were so faded you couldn't tell what they were, the floor didn't look especially clean. Especially since they charge starting at 12 months I wish they would pay more attention to upkeep and keeping big kids out in the baby/toddler section (especially since there is only one and it's small). We went on a Tuesday from about 1030-1pm and it was pretty crazy busy.

After I sent an email to the museum this was their super fast wonderful response:
Thank you for sharing your suggestions and concerns with me! We strongly value our current and new guests here at the CML because without ya'll we could not grow and become any better at what we do.

We have and are still considering adding staff to that area as well as making it a shoe free zone but the costs and difficulty enforcing the "no-shoe" policy is holding us back. I will put in some new puzzles today and make sure a staff member goes through and cleans all the toy and structures today as well.

We do have a cleaning schedule and process for the room, I understand that it looks a little aged and beat up. We are working on that!

Let me know of anything else you noticed that was not up to par. Thank you so much for your time!
Written July 27, 2014
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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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