The children’s Museum of South Carolina is an excellent place to spend the day. The Children’s Museum has a wide variety of activities for children as well as adults. The hands on activities are fun way to play while learning and the museum has an excellent variety of exhibits and special programs such as the tales for tots or the Digitalis Planetarium. Visitors as well as residents will not have a dull moment while visiting the South Carolina Children’s Museum.
There are many programs that have been specially designed to please specific age groups as well as activities for small or large groups. Some of the exhibits and programs include “It’s Electric” where children get to generate their own power in order to light a city and learn about magnet fields and metals. The “Magic School Bus” is a fun and educational video that run through the day in a Magic School Bus. Children have a blast “riding” the school bus with Ms. Frizzle and her class on a magical journey.
Dr. Molar’s Dental Clinic and the Kidz Medical Center lets children explore the parts of the human body while they are letting their imaginations carry them into the world of becoming a dentist, doctor, nurse, patient and several other medical roles. The Pizza Delivery Truck teaches counting in a fun and exciting way by creating as well as baking a pizza and for the future paleontologists or anyone who wants to dig in the sand to find a 65 year old fossil from the South Carolina animals of the ocean.
Every month the Children’s Museum has a vast array of fun activities that change on a regular basis. Currently and until September 11th of 2010, they are having the “Everybody Eats” exhibit which is a great hands on exhibit that teaches lots of information about the foods we eat. On Friday June 18th, July 16th and August 20th is Fun Friday Community Nights from 6-8 p.m. there is free admission, activities and refreshments for the entire family.
A great experience for everyone in the family is the Diamond Del’s Gem Mining Experience at the Museum. There is an 18 ft. flume where everyone can mine for gemstones, rocks and/or minerals. New to the museum is the opportunity to pan for fossils such as sea clams, fossilized shark teeth, dinosaur bone fragments and coral in the flume. The museum provides miners with a color coded chart that explains what each item is for easy identification. There is an additional $5.00 charge to mine in the flume in addition to the museum charge.
The South Carolina Children’s Museum is located in Myrtle Beach, SC. The address is 2501 N. Kings Hwy which is located across the street from the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center. They have made the building very easy to find with a blue awning, yellow sign and red doors. They are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm with the admission price of $8.00 and children under the age of one are free. The museums websitehttp://www.cmsckids.org/index.php has a lot of information regarding directions and special programs that change daily.