Children today learn more by doing than watching. That’s why the Children’s Museum of South Carolina has created a variety of hands-on programs that put “doing” at the heart of learning. The following programs are FREE with paid admission or membership.
Mixed Media Day –Mondays from 10:30-11:30 and 2:30-3:30
Explore a variety of materials and create your own art project, during this open-ended crafting time. Enjoy the process over the finished product! We also provide an exciting opportunity to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle as many art projects include using items like cardboard tubes and boxes, water bottles, or bubble wrap!
Our current wish list for recycables includes: egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel tubes, and newspaper. Help promote a greener planet while having fun making crafts!
Shake, Rattle, and Read –Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 (Except for the second Tuesday of each month.)
Enjoy storytelling, music, movement, activities and more for caretakers and their littlest learners! Children five years old and under are invited to move and groove as they learn important early literacy skills.
Tales for Tots with a Pirate- The second Tuesday of each month from 10:30-11:00.
Enjoy a story told by a Pirate’s Voyage Pirate on the second Tuesday of each month. Children of all ages are invited to join us for a whale of a tale told by a real Pirate.
Ready, Set, Move -Tuesdays at 2:30
Explore new ways to keep your body in motion. Great for children and adults alike!
Clay Day-Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 and 2:30-3:30
Learn through play with an educational approach to playdough fun using alphabet, number, and seasonal mats and tools. Develop fine motor skills, focus on number and letter learning, and stretch your imagination!
Master Artists-Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 and 2:30-3:30
You are never too young or too old to learn more about art! Adults and children alike are invited to imitate famous works of art by Master Artists like Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso! Children can enter their artwork in the CMSC art contest on Facebook and register for a monthly prize drawing! Simply ask our staff to photograph your artwork (we respect privacy and will not share personal information on Facebook). A winner will be randomly selected and notified at the end of each month.
Fun-ology -Fridays at 10:30 and 2:30
Explore a wide variety of scientific fields through hands-on experiments, activities, and demonstrations! Fun-ology focuses on educating children about simple chemical reactions, the human body, animals, colors, magnets, electricity, weather… the sky is the limit!