Kid Tours: Summer Vacation

06/01/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

School is almost out!  Cool off with our latest exhibit in Kidstory featuring swimsuits, roller skates, ice shavers and more.  Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July at...

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Nighttime at the Museum

06/03/2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the end of the school year with your family at our annual Nighttime at the Museum and discover how history comes to life! Nighttime at the Museum features costumed...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at The Dill Sanctuary – Ages 5-10

06/06/2016 - 06/10/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Toddler Day: Color Craze

06/08/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create crazy colors and make a rainbow. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston...

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Kid Tours: Plenty O’Nuttin

06/08/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn to dance the Charleston as you explore our latest exhibit entitled I Got Plenty O’Nuttin’: George Gershwin's Charleston.   Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July at 3:30...

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Exclusive Tour- I Got Plenty O’Nuttin’: George Gershwin’s Charleston

06/09/2016

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Join The Charleston Museum for an exclusive tour of the exhibit, I Got Plenty O'Nuttin: George Gershwin's Charleston. This exhibit, in collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA’s presentation of Porgy and Bess, will...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

06/11/2016

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with the Charleston Museum and basket maker, Sarah Edwards-Hammond. Mrs. Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at The Dill Sanctuary – Ages 5-10

06/13/2016 - 06/17/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: Victory Gardens

06/15/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

During World War II everybody did something to help with the war effort.  Many people planted their own gardens.  Learn how your family can start your own garden. Kid Tours meet...

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Seashell Identification

06/16/2016

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Museum has over 100, 000 shells in its collections. See some of the biggest and brightest as Natural History Curator Matt Gibson teaches you how to identify shells in...

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Conversations with a Curator: Curator of Historic Textiles Jan Hiester on “Unveiled”

06/17/2016

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join Historic Textiles Curator Jan Hiester for a last look at Unveiled: Wedding Fashions and Traditions in the South before it closes on July 10. Hiester will discuss wedding clothing...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at The Dill Sanctuary – Ages 5-10

06/20/2016 - 06/24/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Toddler Day: Let’s Go Camping

06/22/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy marshmallows, create a paper campfire and decorate a camp hat. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and...

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Kid Tours: Ancient Art

06/22/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The earliest cave paintings date to 40,000 years ago.  Use rocks to create paint and have fun designing art projects based on early cultures from around the world.  Kid Tours...

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Family Fun Event: Bug Bonanza

06/25/2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Buzz on over to the Charleston Museum for presentations, crafts, exhibits, and more all about bugs.  June 20 – 26 is National Pollinator Week, learn how bees, birds, butterflies, bats and...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at The Dill Sanctuary – Ages 5-10

06/27/2016 - 07/01/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Special Carolina Day Tour at The Heyward-Washington House with Director Carl P. Borick

06/28/2016

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Celebrate the Patriot victory over the British at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island with a special Revolutionary War focused tour of the Heyward-Washington House by Museum Director and Revolutionary War...

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Kid Tours: Skeletons in the Closet

06/29/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Make no bones about it, we have a lot of skeletons.  Enjoy a tour of our latest natural history exhibit with Curator Matt Gibson. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at The Dill Sanctuary – Ages 5-10

07/05/2016 - 07/08/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Toddler Day: Whales and Snails

07/06/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Make some super snail slime and create a wonderful whale. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore...

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Kid Tours: Fun with Flags

07/06/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the stars and stripes by exploring flags from our collection.  Decorate your own flag to take home. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July at 3:30 pmand include...

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Conversations with a Curator: Archivist and Collections Manager Jennifer McCormick on images of Charleston during the 1920s and 1930s

07/08/2016

10:30 am - 11:15 am

The Museum's I Got Plenty O’Nuttin’ exhibit reflects the 1930’s Charleston that DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin witnessed when writing and composing one of the most notable operas of America’s history.  You will see...

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Kid Tours: Terrific Trilobites

07/13/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Trilobites are one of the earliest creatures to live on our planet.  Explore these creatures from our collection and uncover a trilobite of your own. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday...

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Family Fun Event: Ice Age

07/16/2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mammoths, mastodons, and giant sloths once roamed the Lowcountry.  Explore fossils of these creatures from our collection and enjoy fun crafts and activities. Every month The Charleston Museum offers a...

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Skeletons in the Closet: Teacher Training

07/20/2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join The Charleston Museum in exploring skeletons and other body systems and learning how changes in body structures can teach us about organism relationships and adaptations. Attendees will be guided...

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Toddler Day: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

07/20/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Decorate muffins while hearing this popular story by Laura Numeroff.  These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and...

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Kid Tours: Foreign Foods

07/20/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In some cultures it is common to eat bugs!  Explore creatures from our collection that are considered yum in countries from around the world. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June...

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Exclusive Storeroom Tour: Jewelry and Watches

07/20/2016

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

More than any other of the early American Colonists, residents of Charleston, South Carolina enjoyed the luxuries of life. Unfettered by the sumptuary laws passed in New England or by...

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The Charleston Museum’s Summer Camps – Ages 6-11

07/25/2016 - 07/29/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history.  Explore the collections of the Charleston Museum to learn about Ancient Egypt,dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Price includes...

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Kid Tours: Killer Fashion

07/27/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of our latest historic textile exhibit featuring fashions that could be hurtful and harmful to the wearer or to the environment. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday...

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The Charleston Museum’s Summer Camps – Ages 6-11

08/01/2016 - 08/05/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history.  Explore the collections of the Charleston Museum to learn about Ancient Egypt,dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Price includes...

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Conversations with a Curator: Archivist and Collections Manager Jennifer McCormick on Plantations

08/12/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

The use of enslaved labor to grow and harvest rice and Sea Island cotton created a unique existence between slave and owner that required a close but vastly different lifestyle....

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Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long on Charleston Silver and Jewelry

09/09/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

The Charleston Museum acquired its first piece of historic, Charleston-made silver in 1929, and it has been collecting it ever since. Join chief curator Grahame Long in our renowned Loeblein...

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Conversations with a Curator: Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson on Skeletons

10/14/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Join Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson as he discusses a current exhibit at the Museum, Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy, which presents the massive collection of animal skeletons...

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Conversations with a Curator: Curator of Historic Archaeology Martha Zierden on Early Charleston and the Walled City

11/11/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

  The residents of the Charleston peninsula fortified their town building a wall around it.  From the 1690s to the 1730s, thick walls of brick and earth enclosed 60 acres...

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Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long will discuss the Museum’s Early Days Exhibit

12/09/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

By being the first museum in America since 1773, The Charleston Museum has not only preserved history, but made it as well. Join chief curator Grahame Long in our unique...

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Conversations with a Curator: Historic Textiles Curator Jan Hiester on Killer Fashion

01/13/2017

10:30 am - 11:45 am

For this tour, participants will take a last look at Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style before it closes on January 15, delving into the darker side of fashionable dress....

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