museum calendar of events & programs

upcoming events


Join us all month long for rotating story times, programs, and activities for all ages celebrating Black History! Free with museum admission.

sat & mon @ 10 am

let's move

This interactive program is designed to inspire children to explore the joys of physical activity through play, discovery, and imagination. Focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle, this program combines fun and fitness in a dynamic environment that engages both mind and body.

Join us at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for the Let’s Move! program, where fitness is fun, and every movement is a step towards a healthier, happier future! This program is suitable for children of all ages and abilities, promoting inclusivity and the joy of being active. Let the adventure begin!

wed & fri @ 10 am
ages birth – 3

early connections

Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up by developing rituals, modeling attunement, and promoting self-regulation skills.

This program is FREE with CML Membership or admission. No pre-registration required. Please let the Front Desk know you are here for Early Connections when you arrive. Space is limited.

Every second Friday of the month, therapists from Tri-County Therapy will observe the Early Connections class. They are experts in developmental milestones like motor skills, social skills, sensory development, articulation, and more! Therapists will stay after class to field questions from caregivers about their child(ren)’s development and provide informational handouts for attendees.

wed @ 3:30 pm & sat @ 11:30 am
ages 3+

art room surprise

Join CML staff for a guided exploration of a new artistic media or process each week. We’ll try our hands at different kinds of painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration is required.

thurs @ 3:30 pm & sun @ 3 pm
ages 5-8

full steam ahead

Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through Art! Children use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots, to building bugs that dance, to creating art through chemical reactions, this program provides engaging enrichment activities.

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

thurs @ 11 am
ages 3-5

small scientist society

Small Scientists Society gives children ages 3 – 5 the opportunity to explore scientific concepts through developmentally appropriate lessons. During each weekly session, children are introduced to a specific STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concept via a children’s book, a review of safety procedures, and hands-on activities. Participating families receive extension activities for further exploration at home.

This program is on hold until 2024.

wed & fri @ 3 pm

checkout challenge

Embark on an exciting shopping adventure with our Check-Out Challenge program at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Designed for young explorers, this interactive experience transforms our grocery store exhibit into a bustling marketplace where children become savvy shoppers, learning valuable life skills while having a blast.

The Check-out Challenge program is a delightful blend of education and entertainment, providing children with a memorable and educational journey through the world of commerce. Join us for an immersive shopping experience where little shoppers become big thinkers!

second & fourth sundays @ 10 am - 12 pm

CML superstars!

The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the Museum without the crowds and over-stimulation.

This program is FREE, but registration is required below.

At the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, play is learning and learning is play. CML believes that play is essential to the educational development of ALL children, regardless of challenges such as autism, developmental delays or physical disabilities. CML has proven to be a critical partner for the special needs community.  Participants come from across the Charleston tri-county area at the suggestion of their doctors, therapists, teachers and hospitals.

Participants learn through play at their own pace, build self-confidence and discover their natural talents. Using CML as an alternative play environment, children can hone fine and gross motor skills through play, explore a multi-story medieval castle and shop for “real” groceries.

Accessibility kits are available for use while visiting CML and include noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, colored glasses, weighted lap mats, fidget toys, liquid timers, and a visual scheduler. Check out a kit for free at the Front Desk.

second friday of select months @ 4 pm - 7 pm

free family night

Join us at the Museum for families to play and explore at no charge on the second Friday of the month from 4 pm-7 pm! Families get free play in the Museum and access to special community vendors in the alley.

No registration is required, families will be entering the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis.

2024 dates:

  • February 16
  • May 17
  • August 16
  • November 15


thurs @ 10 am

storytime adventures

Step into the enchanting world of Storytime Adventures at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry! This program invites young minds to embark on a journey through the magic of storytelling, where imagination knows no bounds. Join us for a captivating blend of literary exploration, interactive activities, and the joy of shared stories.

Storytime Adventures is a celebration of the magic that unfolds when a book is opened and a story is shared. Join us for a literary journey that sparks creativity, fosters a love for reading, and creates lasting memories for our young visitors. Let the adventures in storytelling begin!