Family Travel 2012

Nichole Livengood

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Hit the The Sandbox in Hilton Head

Posted 1/16/2013 12:00:00 PM

Raining days or cold weather shouldn’t keep the fun at bay. Take a trip to The Sandbox on Hilton Head Island. The children’s museum is located just off of Pope Avenue at the south end of the island and is aimed at kids from infant to eight years old. The museum is definitely packed with enough interactive fun to keep the little munchkins occupied for a while.

They can play in the sand at Loggerhead Sandcastle, suit up like a real pilot and take flight in the international airport terminal complete with plane, pilot, co-pilot and passenger seats. In the Construction Zone they can put on a hard hat and get to work, and there’s a huge saltwater aquarium filled with fish and other small wonders of the sea.

Upstairs they can cozy up with a stuffed animal and enjoy a book from the museum library, have a tea party, create their own artistic masterpiece with the art supplies in Learner’s Loft, design their own railway system with the Thomas the Tank train set, put on a show at the puppet theater or build away at the Lego table.

For the really little ones, there is Charlie’s Perfect Playplace, a gated area specifically for infants and toddlers. They have their own play gym, books and interactive toys away from the bustle of big kids.

Stay for a little while, or stay all day. There’s a snack bar and gift shop so you can take home a little bit of the fun.

Regular hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is $7 for adults and children ages one and older; $6 for seniors (65+), active military and groups of more than 10; infants younger than one are admitted free. Click here or call (843) 842-7645 for more information.