playdates at CML

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is open weekly. Our usual hours of operations are:

Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 noon – 3:30 pm

CML is open until 5:00 pm, with the last playdate beginning at 3:30 pm with limited capacity. Tickets can be bought at the Museum at the time of your entry.

COVID-19 policies updated 3/1/2022

CML has continued to work hard to ensure that our exhibit experiences are as clean and safe as possible. With best practice COVID-19 protocols still in place, we are welcoming guests with these important changes effective March 3, 2022:

  • Face coverings (masks, gaiters, or shields) will be recommended but not required for all indoor spaces at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.
  • All CML staff will continue to wear face coverings when interacting with the public to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially to unvaccinated young children.
  • Frequent handwashing or sanitizing is encouraged throughout the building.
  • CML strongly encourages masking at all floor programs when children are in close proximity to each other. Masks will be available for all children in attendance.
  • Harassment of any visitor or staff member for either wearing, or not wearing, a face covering will not be tolerated. Visitors who behave in an aggressive or harassing manner will be asked to leave the premises. No refunds will be offered.
  • This policy change is based on guidance from the CDC that places Charleston County, SC in the ‘medium’ range for risk of COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization needs. Should the range change, CML will revert to a mask-required status immediately.
  • CML continues to use nontoxic, hospital-grade cleaner to frequently clean all spaces. We also employ UV light sanitizing wands and sanitizing air filtering systems. Health, safety, and prevention of communicable disease remains a priority.
  • We are a private, nonprofit organization and reserve the right to alter policies to best serve our constituents.

Playdate Hours

Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 noon – 3:30 pm

The last daily playdate entry time is 3:30 pm.
The museum closes daily at 5:00 pm.


Please contact Visitor Services

843.853.8962 ext. 270