Friday, April 12, 2013

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Last week we visited the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.  We had been once before, but Ty was a tad too young to really play (eleven months old) and I was a tad too nauseous (eleven weeks pregnant.)  We really wanted to take advantage of Jason’s time off and I was feeling really good, so we decided to venture downtown.  Those of y’all who are local know last week the city was FULL of people.  The Cooper River Bridge Run, the Flowertowne Festival, the Family Circle Cup.  Plus spring breakers.  Plus other random tourists.  Downtown was crazy, but we persevered.  The Children’s Museum was crazy, but we persevered. 

The museum is divided into several rooms.  We started out in the water room which is full of knee high troughs full of water and boats. 
They have ramps for the boats to float down and bridges for the boats to float under.  Water is sloshing everywhere and Ty had a great time.
 The museum provides smocks for the children to help keep them dry, but I think part of the fun is letting your kid get a little damp.  Jason and I both notice one hyper mom snatch her child out of the way of a very small wave that threatened her child’s shoes.  Life’s too short people.
After the water room we moved onto to the infant and toddler room.  This room is nice because it has a door to contain the children.  It also has a couple of small playhouses that are just the right size.  Ty had a blast running up and down the ramps and looking out the playhouse windows.  Jason was a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of children in such a small space, but he was a good sport and followed Ty all over the crowded room.  
Ty had an awesome time playing.  He’s still a little young for most of the rooms, so as he gets older, it will only get better.  We are looking forward to playing at the Charleston Children’s Museum again soon.   

1 comment:

  1. danibyham.blogspot.comApril 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    The kids love that place. Their favorites are the water and art rooms :-)