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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

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Address: 25 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403-6213
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great fun for younger kids

My husband and I took our 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 yr old grands there yesterday and they thoroughly enjoyed it. We enjoyed watching them for awhile but as the crowd grew, we realized... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2013
Cudivermom
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Columbia, SC
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We visited the CMoLC many times in our visits to Charleston while our children were younger. I would suggest it for families with children under 6 years of age. Their is plenty here to keep the kids busy while they learn a thing or two in the process.

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Thank Adam H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 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... More 

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4 Thank 7Jet3
exploreCML, Manager at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, responded to this review

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... More 

Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

When we first walked in the door I wondered if this place was more like a play center than a museum. It's really kind of a mix between the two. There are a couple educational exhibits and there are some areas that are just for playtime. We went on a day that some local fire fighters came to talk about... More 

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Thank bbaylor
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The museum is overpriced for its size/quality. Perhaps this is due to its prime location near the visitor's center. My kids, 3 and 6, had a fun time, but we probably won't return at the price being charged. Compare to a kid's museum like Marbles in downtown Raleigh, NC. that is several times the size, well staffed and charges only... More 

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Thank Witman
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We took our friend and her toddler, and were shocked at the price. At least we are SC residents, so we got a $2 break on admission ($8 each for a total of $32, instead of $10 each for a total of $40). I think charging per child would make much more sense than charging each adult, and charging a... More 

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1 Thank PalmettoDaytrippers
Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It can get hot in Charleston, understatement of the year, and so sometimes it is nice to have some indoor fun. Our Nieces and Nephews were visiting so we headed down to the Childrens museum and they had so much to do! it is really less a museum and more an interactive learning playground. Shrimp boats, Pirates, Castles and a... More 

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1 Thank Seth66cat
Brampton, Canada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Its a nice concept place but calling it a museum would be a little stretch. However, it is definitely a good place for kids 4 years and younger to have a good time for at least a couple of hours.

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1 Thank watchmy6
New York, NY
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132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

My 2 1/2 year old loved this. I can see that older kids (10 and up) would've bored but for her it was perfect. All interactive, a section with different kinds of blocks (wooden, plastic, large Lego type, so on) a water play section (with smocks so the kids don't get wet), a pirate ship, a grocery store with check... More 

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Thank gypsy_0512
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2013

This has to be the smallest children's museum ever. Kids walked from one end to the other in under 10 minutes. Very low end exhibits.

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1 Thank MsTashaC
Columbia, SC
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

My husband and I took our 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 yr old grands there yesterday and they thoroughly enjoyed it. We enjoyed watching them for awhile but as the crowd grew, we realized seating for adults is limited and all of the activities are for younger children---say 6 and younger. Publix has done a nice job with the grocery... More 

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