Children's Museum of the Lowcountry


Mission and History

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) offers unlimited learning adventures for children, ages 3 months to 12 years, and their families.

A world of discovery awaits at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Kids can race boats down rapids, climb aboard a Lowcountry pirate ship and drive an antique fire truck. Families can race golf balls down a roller coaster, find gems under our waterfall and create inspired masterpieces every day in our dedicated art center. At CML, play inspires creativity and encourages lifelong exploration of the world around us.

Free monthly programs further our inter-disciplinary and exciting approach to learning. Children enter our doors with anticipation, take part in our programs with wonder and laughter, and leave with fond memories and a better understanding of basic science, environmental, and artistic concepts.

CML also works to address specific needs within the Lowcountry community by partnering with area organizations to develop targeted programs that, for example, combat childhood obesity, teach teenage mothers important parenting skills, and encourage children from low-income families to think about their futures as they realize their individual strengths.

Established in 2003, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to spark imagination, stimulate curiosity and encourage problem solving through the power of play in families from all backgrounds with young children.


Steven Davis

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Great place for kids of all ages. They have different "themed" areas from retail store, medieval castle, to an art area and more. The water area is a favorite and you learn and see the science behind the water cycle as it applies to the low country. There is an outdoor component with different play areas as well. A great educational play experience and well worth the admission costs. Better yet, get an annual pass and enjoy it all year!

Alessia Mogavero

Saturday, May 26, 2018
My kids, 8 and 10 years old, loved this museum! There's an art room (where children can create freely, draw, paint, play with magnets or with colorful sand), a pirate room, a supermarket, a medieval castle, a water room that teaches evaporation, condensation and precipitation and how to light up the city through turbines in a dam (so fun for kids to see it all so clearly!), and a big outdoor space. There's also a separate spacious room for kids 3 and under. $30-some dollars for 4+ hours of playing&learning was money very well spent!

Afton Bentle

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Fun little museum surrounded by history! With a parking garage nearby it really increases the accessibility to a museum that's downtown. My kiddo especially loved the water room and the supermarket, though he enjoyed the entire experience overall. I was pretty impressed by the castle room.

Preeti Chhabra

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This place needs some loving. The concept is great but the place is not maintained. Our only saving grace was that we got to the museum around 4PM and it was to close in an hour and we only had to pay half the price. The water in the inside play places stinks badly and is visibly dirty. None of the water exhibits worked except the stone that is hanging on top of the exhibits. The outside playground is okay but seems to be an abandoned place. Good luck finding brushes and cups if your kid decides to paint. The two stars are for the castle which was a lot of fun but all in all it needs to be a cleaner place especially being a place solely geared towards children.

Chadwick Clark

Friday, March 9, 2018
This place is amazing. I was doing some work there so I got to experience a lot more than just a guest. The commitment of the individuals that work at this museum is extraordinary! They literally brought sleeping bags to work so that they could be present while the remodel took place. Jason puts more effort and attention into his job than I have ever seen anyone put in. Then there are the exhibits. I am simply overwhelmed at the love that pours from this place.