Carolina Children's Garden

Columbia, SC

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: South Carolina Noname 40068 D-0553 Dam, Columbia, SC 29229, USA Number: 803-788-5700 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

NOTE: As of September 2018, these gardens are currently closed and is in the process of moving to a new location, anticipated September 2019.

Love nature? Love to play? Then what better place to visit than the Carolina Children's Gardens that were created to inspire creative play in kids!

This all-outdoor facility is 2 acres of themed gardens, perfect for those little ones to explore, get out into nature, learn, create, and play!

With 12 themed gardens in total, kids can play, explore, and learn all in a natural environment filled with birds and butterflies. Not only that, they might run into their favorite storybook characters too - like Winnie The Pooh and Peter Rabbit!

The Carolina Children's Garden wanted a place where families can relax, and connect with each other and nature. There are always fun events happening in the gardens, form scavenger hunts, to bird walks, and even picnicking!

And best of all - it's FREE admission! So no matter what your budget you can enjoy this amazing place in South Carolina.

Don't miss the programs that they host either! From the Great Backyard Bird Count, to seasonal events and discovery walks, there will be something that your family will love!

As they say - a lifetime of gardening begins here! So grab those hats and sense of adventure, and head on over to the magical Carolina Children's Garden!

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How much does it cost?



Free entry, but some fees for educational programs



Same as adult


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Any top tips?


Hand sanitizer is recommended, as there are two port-a-johns on site as the entire place it outdoors

I'm Hungry!


It's best to bring bottled water and a picnic lunch. There are plenty of places to enjoy it!

Healthy Eating
Make sure you have healthy snacks too, as there is a lot of fun to be had and their energy needs to be kept up!

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Where is it at?

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Field trips are available to students in all grade levels and will be customized to suit your students’ needs and your grade-level academic standards.

Need a little extra help?


The ground is grassy and gently sloping. One port-a-john is wheelchair accessible. It's worth noting there are no paved surfaces in the garden.

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When can we go?


7:30am - 5:30pm daily

All year round

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