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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

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Address: 25 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403-6213
Phone Number: 18438538962
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"Activity center", most ideal probably for children 4-6 years

We live in the Charleston area and my girls had been here before a couple of years ago. They have been asking to go back although I have heard from other parents that it is best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Otto, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Children ranged in age from four to twelve and all had a great time. Even the 82 year old great grandmother with us said it was one of her favorite stops while in Charleston, SC.

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Thank V L T
exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Thanks for PLAYing with us! We hope to see you again on your family's next visit to Charleston! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the Charleston area and my girls had been here before a couple of years ago. They have been asking to go back although I have heard from other parents that it is best for smaller children. I gave my 4 "stars" (instead of 3) based on what the experience would have been if my children were 2... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 rooms and outdoor area for imagination and creative play. Key word is PLAY. Not a museum at all. Adults whose children need little supervision should bring a book.

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Thank omaopa2006
exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Thanks for PLAYing with us and for recognizing our focus on PLAY! More 

Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Our two young kids loved this Museum. It was a bit on the pricey side (costs a few dollars more if you are not a SC resident) but the kids were entertained for hours. It has a neat setup with a theme to each room - grocery store, pirate ship, water splash table, building toys, arts and crafts, castle, and... More 

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Thank AGEtraveler
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 appreciate your taking the time to share your experience and are glad to hear your family had a fun time PLAYing with us! We are a non-profit and our admission prices at the Museum help us to expand the reach of the Children’s Museum in... More 

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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent $12 per person (only complaint honestly is that they charge for adults in addition to children). However, there are five rooms on one side and two on the other. Exhibits were so great I had to coax my 6 yr old to explore more. There's a room for building things, a room for water tables, a room for pretending... More 

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Thank Mel T
exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Hi Mel, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so thrilled to hear your family enjoyed PLAYing in the Museum and we hope you'll be back soon! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

All our local schools take field trip the Children's Museum at least once. If you are visiting town and want to stop in, this is really geared to smaller children (preschool to 3rd grade). They have a "grocery store" where the kids can shop and even check out at the registers. They also have a dress up area for those... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Small but a lot of fun with small children. Lots of hands on activity, great place to chill out in the summer.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're glad your family had such an enjoyable experience. We hope you'll come back to play with us soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for children under 10! An arts and crafts area for creativity. Painting smocks are available to protect clothing, though we took some paint home on our clothes. 😏 A medieval "castle" allows for running and imaginary play. Stick horses are free to explore on. A large area of both small and large Lego blocks. Even an area for... More 

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Thank kaynash15
exploreCML, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review of the Children's Museum! We're glad you and your family played with us on your visit to Charleston and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It's not the biggest children's museum, but it has a lot of really great things for the kids to do that are unique to it. Also, the craft room is great, and the section outside makes it even nicer. The water table section was also great.

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Thank Thompsonian
exploreCML, Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

Thank you for including us on your visit to Charleston! We hope to play with you again soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

What a nice place to entertain your kids! We didn't have enough time to spend there, but that hour we spent there was very nice. Our son loved that place. It has different environments even a simulated supermarket. We will return for sure.

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