Exhibits at CMSC Letting Children explore their creativity through interactive exhibits.
NEW! UNDER CONSTRUCTION HOUSE - Learn about tools while you use jumbo blocks to design, build and tear down the Under Construction House! This exhibit made possible through the generous support of Bricks 4 Kidz.
NEW!IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND - Transform a pile of oversized blue foam blocks into a playground. Build a slide, a fort, a robot, anything a child’s creativity can imagine!
NEW! SEA TURTLES DIG THE DARK - Crawl through a sand dune to discover more than 120 loggerhead turtle eggs in a nest. See the size of these gentle giants that nest on the South Carolina beaches each Summer. Learn what YOU can do to help this endangered species and what to do if you see a turtle on the beach.
THE BIG BANK - Role-play as the bank teller, manager, loan officer or customer as families explore activities that highlight earning, saving and spending money! This exhibit made possible through the generous support of Wells Fargo & BB&T.
USS KIDS-A-FLOAT hijacked by PIRATES - Do you know the names of the different parts of a boat? Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Milk! Dress up as a pirate, measure and weigh the pirate's booty and learn about the Pirates of the Carolinas. Make predictions and sort objects at the Sink or Swim table.
BUBBLE MANIA - Bubbles big and small are the focus of this exhibit. Find out what makes a bubble and then children and their parents love to put themselves inside a giant bubble. Sponsored locally by Abbigale Rogers.
SOUTH CAROLINA FOSSIL HUNT - Become a paleontologist, dig through and brush away the sand as you look for 65 million year old fossils from ocean animals of South Carolina.
IT'S ELECTRIC - Investigate electricity as you generate your own power to light up a city. Kids and adults learn it takes a lot of energy to create electricity! Families work together to build circuits that turn on lights and motors. Sponsored locally by Santee Cooper.
KIDZ MEDICAL CENTER & DR. MOLAR'S DENTAL CLINIC - Step into the world of medicine as you role-play in the Kidz Medical Center, Ambulance and Dr. Molar’s Dental Clinic. Learn about bones, muscles, teeth, and other parts of the human body while being a doctor, dentist, nurse, medical receptionist, X-Ray technician, or even a patient.
EXPRESS YOURSELF ART CENTER - Take this opportunity to express yourself creatively and artistically. Discover the artist in you while creating a masterpiece. New activities and craft choices change weekly! Sponsored locally by Grand Strand Arts!
FAMOUS FRACTION PIZZA DELIVERY TRUCK - Hop in, create a pizza, bake it, and it’s ready to serve. Practice counting while the pizza is heating and even learn about fractions. Who thought pizza could be this much fun? Sponsored locally by Pizza Hut.
COMING SOON! FLORA'S FARMERS MARKET - Enter the world of Flora Wild! In Flora’s house, you can identify the parts of a plant we eat, create a plant-filled meal while learning about the importance of plants in our everyday lives! Weigh your produce, shop in the Farmer's Market in this Farm to Table Exhibit! Opening in June 2013!
DISCOVER SOUTH CAROLINA - Learn about local snakes, shells and habitats while discovering important facts and information about the State of South Carolina. Explore the shells in the SAND BOAT and identify them!
GET READY, GET SET, GROW! – Enjoy this soft-play area for toddlers filled with learning toys for our youngest visitors! Toddlers can use a variety of puppets and their imagination to put on a full puppet show in the It's Showtime Puppet Theater!
GEM MINING - Sift and wash your choice of authentic Brazilian ore or fossils in the 15 ft. flume complete with running water. Over 16 gemstones or fossils are discovered and identified! This exhibit is facilitated by a Museum educator and everything you find is yours to keep. Additional fees required.
HABITAT HABIT – Learn about our local habitats as you explore the animals right here in our backyard! Find and see live tree frogs, anoles, and a box turtle that live at CMSC! Sponsored locally by Coastline Pet Supply.
WEATHER CENTER & CONTINUOUS NEWS DESK – Stand in front of a live green screen and report the weather conditions or sit behind the news desk and report the news LIVE from the Children’s Museum of South Carolina! Sponsored locally by WPDE Newschannel 15.
HURRICANE SIMULATOR – Learn how to protect yourself in the event of a hurricane and feel 78 mph winds of a Category I Hurricane in the Hurricane Simulator! Identify hurricane strength winds with the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. $2 per ride, for up to 4 people.
PUT IT INTO WORDS - Explore your imagination and “Put It Into Words!” Become actively involved in the reading and writing process with Alphabet Soup, the Kidz Talk Post-It Center, and Spotlight on Authors and Illustrators. Sponsored locally by International Paper.
TOTALLY TUBULAR – Families use their knowledge of physics and gravity to build ramps, twists and turns to race balls of different shapes and sizes from the beginning to end! Sponsored locally by Abbigale Rogers.
RECYCLING CENTER - Learn more about the fascinating world of plastics and discover how plastic bottles can be transformed into new materials. Students also have an opportunity to sort the recyclables into appropriate bins including: mixed paper, cardboard, or commingle.