The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting

01/20/2024 - 09/15/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quilting has always been a means of creative expression, uniting color and pattern to form an object of purpose. Just as paint on canvas functions, the fabric pieces often work...

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Kid Tours: Wacky Whales

07/24/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Millions of years ago, whales lived on land! Discover the changes whales have undergone and meet some of the whales in the Museum’s whale-y cool natural history collection. Make your...

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Succulent Terrarium Workshop with Pretty Lil Garden

07/27/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Pretty Lil Garden for a Succulent Terrarium plant class and make your very own terrarium to bring home. Your registration includes an all-inclusive terrarium build. All supplies including glassware, succulents and...

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The Art of Abstraction: Sketching in the Historic Textiles Gallery

07/28/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on exhibit in the Historic Textiles Gallery, through self-guided drawing in a relaxed drop-in sketching session. Presented alongside modern works from...

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Museum Camp

07/29/2024 - 08/02/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers Camp with Lowcountry Gifted Minds (Ages 6 – 11)

07/29/2024 - 08/02/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STEAM Explorers Camp is a summer adventure camp with a week full of surprises. Campers will have a STEAM-tastic time as they experience a taste of all that STEAM Camp offers. Campers will safely conduct experiments...

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Kid Tours: Raising Rice

07/31/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Carolina Gold is not actual gold—it’s rice! Learn all about this important cash crop. Create art with rice, use a mortar and pestle to remove rice shells, and explore how...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/02/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Museum Camp

08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers Camp with Lowcountry Gifted Minds (Ages 6 – 11)

08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STEAM Explorers Camp is a summer adventure camp with a week full of surprises. Campers will have a STEAM-tastic time as they experience a taste of all that STEAM Camp offers. Campers will safely conduct experiments...

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Sunset on the Stono: A Special Event at the Dill Sanctuary

08/08/2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Charleston Museum on Thursday August 8th at 6:00 pm for a new event at the Dill Sanctuary.  Enjoy an incredible view of the Stono River and watch the...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/09/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Exclusive Storeroom Tour: A Behind the Scenes Look at Beyond the Ashes

08/15/2024

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman for an exclusive preview tour of the objects going into the new permanent exhibit: Beyond the Ashes: The Lowcountry's New Beginnings. Go behind...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/16/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/23/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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The Art of Abstraction: Sketching in the Historic Textiles Gallery

08/25/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on exhibit in the Historic Textiles Gallery, through self-guided drawing in a relaxed drop-in sketching session. Presented alongside modern works from...

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Labor Day: Museum and its historic houses OPEN

09/02/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its historic houses are open regular hours on Labor Day. Come enjoy your holiday weekend with us! The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to...

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The Art of Abstraction lecture series: Sustainability and the Material World

09/05/2024 - 09/13/2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Charleston Museum is pleased to present a lecture series in conjunction with The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on display in the Historic Textiles Galleries. For the final installment...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

09/06/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Discovery Day: Bugging Out

09/10/2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Buzz on over to the Dill Sanctuary to learn about creepy crawlies that make the James Island wildlife refuge home. Go on a bug hunt and create a critter catcher. Discovery...

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Sunset on the Stono: A Special Event at the Dill Sanctuary

09/12/2024

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Charleston Museum on Thursday September 12th at 5:30 pm for a new event at the Dill Sanctuary.  Enjoy an incredible view of the Stono River and watch the...

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Conversations with a Curator: The Art of Abstraction

09/13/2024

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman in the Historic Textiles Gallery for the final tour of the current exhibit, The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, before it closes September 16th!...

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Teen Homeschool History Day: Famous Failures: The Hunley

09/13/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

History is full of failures. Learn about one of the biggest fails in Lowcountry history, the sinking of the CSS Hunley. Learn the story of the sunken sub and try...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

09/13/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

09/14/2024

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of...

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Homeschool History Day: Cash Crops

09/19/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Step back in time to discover the crops that made Charleston the wealthiest city in British North America. Learn about the intricacies of rice production and indigo as well as...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

09/21/2024

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from a...

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STEAM Saturday: Glow

09/21/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about animals that make their own light and rocks that glow while experimenting with fluorescence materials and blacklights. Create a glowing lava lamp and cause a glowing eruption. STEAM Saturday...

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Members-only Behind the Seams Tour: The Art of Abstraction

09/26/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On September 26th, Museum Members are invited to an exclusive preview of Lovely & Lethal: Killer Fashions from the Collection before it opens to the public. Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman...

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Lovely and Lethal: Killer Fashions from the Collection Opening Party and Clothing Swap

09/28/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Charleston Museum for an exclusive kick-off party to celebrate the grand opening of its newest exhibit: Lovely and Lethal: Killer Fashions from the Collection. On Saturday, September 28th,...

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Paleontology Workshop

10/04/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back to Prehistoric times to meet the creatures that once lived in the Lowcountry millions of years ago. Learn how fossils are created, get hands-on with real fossils, explore...

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Discovery Day: Pluff Mud Party

10/08/2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn all about pluff mud while getting messy! Create a pluff mud painting, a pluff mud sculpture, catch fiddler crabs, and have a pluff mud car wash. Discovery Day is...

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Teen Homeschool History Day: Spying Game

10/11/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Muskets and cannons were not the only weapons used during the Revolutionary War. Spies were key to the strategies of both the British and Americans. Learn about the role of...

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Homeschool History Day: Geology Rocks!

10/17/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dig into geology! Learn all about the rock cycle and the different types of rocks that make up our environment. Use the scientific method and techniques used by real geologists...

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Teen Workshop: The Mermaid Incident

10/18/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

It’s 1867, the Civil War has ended and a mermaid is living in Charleston. Hear the tale of Charleston’s mermaid and the riots her captivity caused. Were the riots really...

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STEAM Saturday: Spooky Science

10/19/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get spooky with science! Engineer a Franken-hand that moves. Build a candy catapult and then watch candy disappear. Make gummy worms dance. These spooky themed STEAM activities will thrill you with...

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Halloween Party: Trick or Treat at the Museum

10/29/2024

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kick off your Halloween celebrations with the Charleston Museum! Wear your eerie-sistible costumes and visit the Education Classroom for crafts, activities, and spooky snacks! Then embark on a guided trick...

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STEAM Saturday: Disaster!

11/02/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll! Dive into disasters by building your own twister bottle to harness the power of a tornado. Experiment with building on an earthquake table,...

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Teen Homeschool History Day: Lowcountry Thanksgiving

11/08/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Gather together to learn all about Thanksgiving! Explore the origins of Thanksgiving and discover what foods would have been served. Track changes to the holidays over time and read one...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

11/09/2024

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from a...

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Discovery Day: Terrific Turkeys

11/12/2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am

It’s turkey time! Turkeys are one of the many animals that call the Dill Sanctuary home. Learn all about these feathered friends and make your turkey art to take home....

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Homeschool History Day: Hidden History at the Dill

11/21/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Uncover the Dill Sanctuary’s hidden history using maps, artifacts, census records, and oral histories. “The visitor will find no great plantation house or gun-embellished fort at the Dill Sanctuary today....

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Native American Knowledge Workshop

11/25/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the lives of early South Carolina inhabitants who arrived over 12,000 years ago through hands-on exploration of artifacts and replicas of tools and animal skins. Learn how native peoples...

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Teen Workshop: Archaeology

11/26/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Become an archaeologist for the day! Learn about the tools, technology, and principles of archaeology. Visit the Museum’s electrolysis lab, put together your own artifact and conduct artifact analysis. Specially...

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Thanksgiving Day: Museum and its historic houses CLOSED

11/28/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its historic houses are closed Thanksgiving Day, so that staff may enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  We resume regular hours on the Friday, November...

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STEAM Saturday: Snow Science

12/07/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Have snow much fun growing your own crystal snowflake, make snow balls, go ice “fishing,” and create snow! STEAM Saturday is...

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Holiday Workshop

12/18/2024

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop. Children can sip on hot chocolate and eat cookies as they create their own ornaments and decorations to...

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Christmas Eve: Museum and its historic houses CLOSING at 1 PM

12/24/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses will be close at 1 PM on Christmas Eve, so that staff may enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We resume regular...

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Christmas Day: Museum and its historic houses CLOSED

12/25/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its historic houses are closed on Christmas Day, so that staff may enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We resume regular hours on the Thursday,...

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New Year’s Day: Museum and its historic houses OPEN

01/01/2025

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its Historic Houses are open on New Year's Day.  Start your new year off with America's first museum! The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am...

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