speak loud studio!
Speak Loud Studio! celebrates creative self-expression in all forms. Visitors enter an experiential and experimental space that illuminates the diverse technical skills and processes required in creating a theater show. Characters and settings are brought into reality as visitors create costumes and set pieces together. Opportunities to perform stoke confidence and verbal skills as stories take flight on the stage. Whether developing a passion for work behind the scenes, or a role on center stage, Speak Loud Studio! provides open-ended opportunities for unique outcomes that are sure to bring the house down.
Excite all five senses as you explore and PLAY in the seven different organic beds in the Kids’ Garden. Watch a butterfly, chase bugs and learn the basics of botany! Try to find gleaming, shiny gems in the pond with a real, running waterfall! Work together to construct a flower shop or an airplane using large building blocks.
air air everywhere
Suspend light-weight spheres in mid-air while learning how something as heavy as a jumbo jet is able to fly as though it’s lighter than air at the Bernoulli Table, then head over and try your hand with the Sail Cars… All of the sailing, none of the water! Did you know the best angle to sail into the wind is at 45°? The vessel must zig-zag, or “tack”, from starboard to port to reach a destination from which the wind is blowing.
infant & toddler playspace
Our littlest visitors (Birth to 3-years-old) learn through interactive PLAY in the Infant & Toddler Playspace! Designed to encourage gross motor skill development, little ones can explore their surroundings safely as they climb and ride down tiny wooden slides made just for them.
The Infant & Toddler Playspace has lots of tactile and fine motor toys for little hands to explore. Tummy time is made easy on padded mats and soft carpet. Pick up a book and snuggle with your little one in the reading area.
Highlights: This interactive is a great place for new parents and caregivers to connect, too!
Climb aboard the Pirate Ship and step back in time to the Golden Age of Pirates in the Lowcountry. From sea monster attacks to searching for buried treasure to battles at sea… see where your child’s imagination will take her in Pirates! Learn how to tie knots like a sailor at one of the three knot-tying stations. Spy what Charleston Harbor looked like back in 1695. Dress like a pirate and then walk the plank. Raise your Jolly Roger to alert fellow pirates of your presence on the stormy seas!
Highlights: This interactive is an easy place to make new friends! Gather all the ship’s crew to PLAY together. Be careful not to get caught with stolen pirate booty or it’s off to jail with you!
The grocery store where the children always get to push the cart! Made just for little ones, The Publix Market, sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities, is always bustling with shoppers. Children discover the importance of making healthy eating choices as they peruse the mini aisles. The Publix Market offers two express lanes with scanners and touch-screen registers for a quick and easy check-out! Children hone their math skills as they weigh the amount of fruit they want to purchase or count currency to pay their grocery bills. Encourage your child to prepare a chicken dinner at the deli counter for your family!
Hint: Part of the fun of the Market is putting groceries back on the shelves – think of it as a huge game of match! Does your child not quite know where to start in the Market? Why not give them one of the grocery lists to follow?
In the Boeing BrightLab, visitors explore making and building projects with real tools and materials. As a hands-on entry point for math and engineering concepts as well as experimentation and process-based-thinking, this exhibit guides young visitors through creative and technical problem-solving processes while providing authentic encounters with tools and technology. Experiences ranging from open-ended tinkering to pre-defined projects help visitors of all levels to build practical skills and create tangible outcomes. Boeing BrightLab includes a range of tools and workspaces to accommodate flexible use by individuals, families, and school audiences, making it a safe space for learning for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s entire audience.