Children’s Museum Exhibits
Let children explore their creativity through interactive exhibits! Take a look at our list of current exhibits below.
Under Construction House
Learn about tools while you use jumbo blocks to design, build and tear down the Under Construction House!
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!
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!
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, take the wheel of our life-sized ship, and learn about the Pirates of the Carolinas.
Learn the steps of the scientific method as you sort objects and test whether they will sink or float. Find out what makes bubbles and create your own, then put yourself inside a giant bubble!
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.
Enter our excavation zone and search through the soil to find and assemble a complete dinosaur skeleton!
Kidz Medical Center
Step into the world of medicine as you role-play in the Kidz Medical Center and Ambulance. 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!
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?
Flora’s Farmers Market
Enter the world of Flora Wild! In Flora’s house, you can identify the parts of a plant we eat and learn about the many ways we use plants in our daily lives. Learn about the importance of a healthy diet, then shop in the Farmer’s Market, weigh your produce, and create a balanced meal in this Farm-to-Table Exhibit!
Discover South Carolina
Learn about local snakes, shells, fossils, and habitats while discovering important facts and information about the State of South Carolina. View the specimens in our display case and find yourself on our wall-sized state map!
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!
Learn about our local habitats as you explore the animals right here in our backyard! Find and observe live frogs, worms, and a box turtle that live at CMSC!
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!
Learn how to protect yourself in the event of a hurricane and feel 78 mph winds of a Category 1 Hurricane in the Hurricane Simulator! Identify hurricane strength winds with the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Explore your imagination and “Put It into Words!” Become actively involved in the reading, writing, and storytelling process with Alphabet Soup, the Kidz Talk Writing Center, and the Story Creator felt board.
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!