Fun Indoor Activities in Charleston

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24 Jan 2020
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Every once in a while, Charleston’s weather doesn’t cooperate. There are those handful of days where it’s just a little too chilly, you get caught in the rain, or you simply don’t want to be outside. That doesn’t mean the day is wasted! There are still a ton of fun things to do inside all around Charleston. From exploring the carefully curated museums and art galleries, to experiencing the local talent, to creating something yourself — you are guaranteed to find something you will enjoy. 

Explore.

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
Come watch the incredible marine life in the 385,000 US gallons Great Ocean Tank. You can also learn how the caring aquarium team is helping to nurse sea turtles back to health so they can return to the ocean.

Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Go visit America’s First Museum and see the collection of artifacts that tell the rich story of Charleston, the Lowcountry, and Southern Culture.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
25 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403
Do you have any children coming to Charleston with you? The Children’s Museum is a must see! This museum features 9 hands-on exhibits that teach children about art, science, and history through the power of play.

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Climb aboard the USS Yorktown and get a firsthand experience of what it was like to serve on an aircraft carrier. This museum also features a fleet of vintage aircraft and is home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum.

Historic Home Tours:
The Charleston Museum (Joseph Manigault House and Heyward-Washington House)
Historic Charleston Foundation (Aiken Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House)
Ever wonder what it was like to be one of the Charleston’s elite families during the 1800s? Through one of the historic home tours you can see Charleston’s most exquisite historic dwellings.

Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
The Gibbes is one of the oldest art museums and does a beautiful job of connecting the Charleston regions artistic past with the lively present day art scene.

Create.

Candlefish
270 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Attend a workshop and learn how to make your own candle’s with Candlefish’s library of 100 different fragrances.

Palmetto Clayground
2150 Northwoods Blvd J-728, North Charleston, SC 29406
Join Palmetto Clayground during one of their evening classes and craft your own clay creations. These classes are fun for both experts and newbies.

Experience.

45 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

Gather your group and use teamwork, problem solving skills, and intuition to solve the puzzle and complete your mission! This exciting game is perfect for families and groups.

Charleston Music Hall
37 John St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Charleston Music Hall is an outstanding 19th Century venue for all types of shows ranging from music, to movies, to comedy, and more!

Music Farm
32 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Music Farm is one of the best music venues in Charleston featuring a huge dance floor and attracting music acts of all genres almost every night of the week!

Theatre 99
280 Meeting St # B, Charleston, SC 29401
What better way to spend a rainy day than laughing will your good friends and family! Theatre 99 is an intimate comedy venue that hosts improve and stand up shows several nights a week.

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
Experience the magic of theatre by attending a show at Dock Street Theatre: America's first playhouse. Charleston Stage produces incredible full-scale productions with stunning set designs, dazzling costumes, and professional level performers.