Rainy Day Activities in Charleston, SC. Sandlapper Water Tours Blog

In a city where only 70 out of 365 days per year see measurable rainfall, it can be challenging to come up with an alternative to outdoor plans. You can save the day by visiting any of these five indoor attractions–perfect rainy day activities Charleston SC. No matter the ages of the people coming along, these places will likely amaze, entertain and please all of you.

Rainy Day Activities Charleston SC

South Carolina Aquarium

If you’d like to experience the entire state of South Carolina in one day, go no further than the South Carolina Aquarium. It has living representatives from each life zone in the state placed in environments true to their natural habitats. The entire aquarium covers 93,000 square feet of space and sits in downtown Charleston on the Charleston harbor. You’ll find an informal café inside the restaurant, which is also surrounded by notable Charleston eateries.

USS Yorktown

Located at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, the USS Yorktown played an important role as an aircraft carrier in fighting the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. The museum offers self-guided tours of the 888-foot long ship. Arrows help you avoid losing your way and you can grab a delicious hot lunch aboard the ship.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is the perfect place to head when an all-day rain is forecast. They have hands-on, interactive visits aimed at kids of all ages. The exhibits invite children to enjoy activities suited especially for them, like the hideaways, where kids can make their own tents and run, dive, jump, and roll on piles of mattresses.

The art room provides hours of creative fun, but if they prefer something more active, they can visit the Medieval Creative Castle. There they’ll find a stage for plays, secret passageways waiting to be discovered and tools to cook as they did 10 centuries past.

Gibbes Museum of Art

If you’re planning your trip in August or September, make plans to visit the Gibbes Museum of Art on a rainy afternoon. This is Charleston’s oldest museum and located in its Historic District. The Gibbes offers seven exhibits a year, and is a Blue Star Museum. Active duty military members and their families can visit the Gibbes from Memorial to Labor Day and receive complimentary admission.

If you’re there at the right time, you can tour the permanent collection with the museum’s curator. The museum is home to the highly esteemed Miniatures Collection, consisting of 600 works, starting in the Colonial period through the early 20th Century.

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