Museums in South Carolina with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in South Carolina, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Palmetto State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in South Carolina…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Childrens Museum of South Carolina

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    Myrtle Beach

    Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School ...

  • Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

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    Mount Pleasant

    Patriots Point would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury ...

  • Settlemyre Planetarium

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    Rock Hill

    The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and ...

  • South Carolina State Museum

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    Columbia

    Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

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    Charleston

    Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on ...

  • Coastal Discovery Museum

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    Hilton Head Island

    With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the ...

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium

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    Myrtle Beach

    All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and ...

  • The Museum

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    Greenwood

    The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the ...

  • EdVenture Childrens Museum

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    Columbia

    Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Miniature World of Trains

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    Greenville

    "Our World In Miniature". "A Fun and Educational Family Experience"! Up to 40 model trains traversing the large city scene and mountains the reach over 12 feet tall. All on 3 levels or highly ...

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

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    Myrtle Beach

    Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum....from Robert DeNiro to Julia Roberts! Hollywood is calling!

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  • Classic Carriage Tours

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    Charleston

    Historic, fun and educational carriage tours around the stunning Charleston, South Carolina. A great way to spend the day with the family!

  • Barrier Island Ecotours

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    Isle of Palms

    Spend your South Carolina day out with amazing wildlife, with tours to take you fishing, dolphin watching, and onto the shores!

  • Old South Carriage Company

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    Charleston

    One hour fully narrated tours of the Historic District. City's only licensed guides in the Confederate uniform. Tours depart every 20 min. from our Barn. Clean restrooms and video entertainment while ...

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    Columbia

    From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

  • Alligator Adventure

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    North Myrtle Beach

    A snappy day out in the reptile capital of the world at this Alligator Adventure! With live shows and feedings, hundreds of gators and other animals galore! Great South Carolina animal fun!

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

  • Waccatee Zoo

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    Myrtle Beach

    located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo ...

  • South Carolina Aquarium

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    Charleston

    You'll find the aquatic habitats of the state from rushing mountain streams through rivers, lakes and the saltmarsh, to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, encounters with river otters, ...

  • Edisto Island Serpentarium

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    Edisto Island

    You can view beautiful reptiles in both the indoor and outdoor facilities. Alligators and turtles swim and play in large outdoor ponds in the outdoor gardens, while other reptiles bask in the large ...

  • Greenville Zoo

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    Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • The Center for Birds of Prey

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    Awendaw

    Offering a unique insight into the lives and spectacular abilities of more than 40 species of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, and vultures. One of the many fun family ...

  • Family Kingdom

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    Myrtle Beach

    More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!

  • Wild Water and Race Theme Park

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    Surfside Beach

    24 Slides - Wipe Out Wave Pool - Lazy River Ride - Wallys Kiddie Lagoon - Adult Lounge Pool - Mini Golf - Go-Carts - Bumper Boats - Snack Bar - Gift Shop. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark

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    North Charleston

    A fun water park in North Charleston set over 15 acres, with kiddie areas, slides, wave pools and much more!

  • Splash Island Waterpark

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    Mount Pleasant

    A family water park hidden within the tropical vegetation of a county park, Splash Island is COOL for kids!

  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    Charleston

    Enjoy the taste of the Caribbean at this family water park in South Carolina, with slides, play structures, and more!

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park

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    Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water.

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    Greenville

    A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.

  • Pedroland South of the Border

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    Dillon

    Bring along the whole family for fun at Pedroland Park! pedro has sometheeng for every juan, from ferris wheels to miniature golf

  • Adventure Falls Golf

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    Myrtle Beach

    Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same ...