Until the kid uprising turns the Department of Commerce into the Department of Ninja Turtles, little ones will have to employ their imaginations at children’s museums. Delay the kindergarten rebellion with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a five-ticket family pack for all-day admission to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry on Ann Street. The family pack covers admission for five people, and children under 12 months old are free. Your five admissions may be redeemed in one or multiple visits.
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an adventurous outpost for the developing population demographic. The museum currently hosts eight different exhibits, giving kids who are sick of increasingly hallucinatory children’s TV programming an exciting educational outlet. The medieval creativity castle brings the Middle Ages to life through storytelling, monthly puppet theater, and passageways for hands-on exploring. The 700-square-foot TREEscape makes a playground out of an Angel Oak and a conversational partner for young tree whisperers. In addition to the exhibit octad, the museum holds free programming with topics that change monthly. Science, history, culture, and more are covered by the programs, putting young museum goers on the path to becoming the 21st century’s first true renaissance men and women, not withstanding Renaissance Faire workers.
A trip to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a decidedly hands-on affair, giving both idle hands and fingerless glove-covered Billy Idol hands plenty to do. Paid classes at the museum are walk-in friendly and teach kids such diverse subjects as yoga and acting. Nestled comfortably in the heart of Charleston, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry makes possible a family outing full of learning, adventure, and nearby urban eats.
The Post and Courier featured the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry twice. Fodor's reviewed it. Five lilaguiders give it an average of four stars, and seven TripAdvisors award it an average of 4.5 owl eyes. More than 550 Facebookers are fans of the museum:
- Hands-on exhibits at this top-notch museum keep kids up to 12 occupied for hours. They can climb on a replica of a local shrimp boat, play in exhibits that show how water evaporates, and wander the inner workings of a medieval castle. – Fodor's
- We stopped in here with our five-year twins and they couldn't get enough of this place. Tons of interactive exhibits for young children and they loved the castle. The staff couldn't do enough for us. We spent three hours there and loved every minute! – vivfan, TripAdvisor