Your Kids Will Love the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Do your vacation plans to Isle of Palms include little ones? If so, you will want to add the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry to your vacation itinerary. This nonprofit organization aims to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities.

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Keep scrolling to see why you and your kids will love visiting this beloved Charleston children’s museum. Watch as your children are equipped and inspired to become creative problem solvers… all while having fun. A trip to the museum is a great idea when the weather is rainy (or too hot or cold) or when your children need to be engaged in a safe and fun environment. Read on to learn more.

Where is the Museum Located

The museum is located in downtown Charleston at 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC.

Parking is available at the Visitor’s Center Parking Garage and the Camden/Exchange Parking Garage.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


children at art table making art projects

What to Do at the Museum

The museum features seven indoor exhibits and a backyard full of hands-on exhibits to keep your entire family engaged and learning for hours. You will find that the museum is self-guided and easy to navigate. They also offer camps, an events calendar, and parties.

Interactive exhibits and galleries include:

  • DooDash’s Art Studio
  • Speak Loud Studio
  • DooDash’s Backyard
  • Air Air Everywhere
  • Infant & Toddler Playspace
  • Publix Market
  • Boeing Brightlab

What if You Get Hungry?

If you or a little one gets hungry during your visit, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry does sell snacks and drinks. You are welcome to pack your lunch and eat at one of the outdoor picnic tables. There are also nearby restaurants that are kid-friendly and within walking distance.

For Children with Special Needs

If one of the children in your party has special needs, accessibility kits are available for use while visiting the museum. Noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, colored glasses, weighted lap mats, fidget toys, liquid timers, and a visual scheduler are all available to check (free of charge) at the Front Desk.

Another option is to take advantage of FREE admission during SuperStars Sunday. Families with children with special needs are invited to visit on the second and fourth Sundays of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. This offers a time to play and explore while the museum is quieter and less crowded.

More Indoor & Kid-Friendly Activities

There are plenty of other indoor activities near the Isle of Palms. From indoor pickleball to trampoline parks, there is so much fun to choose from. Kid-friendly activities, such as crabbing or taking an eco-tour, are also great ideas to add to your IOP itinerary.

After exploring the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry or an afternoon of fishing, stop for a treat before returning to your IOP vacation rental. Ice cream is also a sweet treat that everyone can enjoy.

Where to Stay

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