Children’s Museum Celebrates Power of Play at 7th Annual Fam Jam on April 30, 2011

Image by Courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Family Fun at Fam Jam!

Annual community festival tackles childhood obesity with a day of live entertainment, games and sports challenges for the whole family!

On Saturday, April 30th, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) along with SunTrust Bank and News 2 WCBD will host the seventh annual Fam Jam from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the downtown campus of the Museum with a day of family fun including live music, entertainment, games, activities, good food and more!   

Fam Jam celebrates the power of play as the Museum’s campus becomes a giant playground to empower children and their families that being active is fun!  Families have the opportunity to take part in a series of fun-filled, outdoor activities from obstacle courses to angling big fish and learning karate to hula hooping like a pro.  Challenge stations will be hosted by the Museum’s tri-county community partners including the City of Charleston Recreation Department, Dr. Randy Pediatric Dentistry, Eat Smart Move More, Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, MUSC’s Lean Team, Lowcountry Local First, South Carolina Aquarium, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Stingrays and more!  Guests are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event to receive $2 off admission. 

The full line up of Fam Jam performances include:

  • 10:15 a.m. Zumba Kids
  • 10:30 a.m. College of Charleston Cougarettes
  • 11:00 a.m. “Charlie Says” with Charlie the River Dog
  • 11:15 a.m. Electric Company
  • 12:00 p.m. Subway® “Build-A-Better Sub Competition”
  • 12:45 p.m. Martial Arts Demonstration by Japan Karate Institute
  • 1:00 p.m. Hula Hoop-Off with Heather’s Hoops
  • 1:15 p.m. Electric Company

Tickets are $10/person in advance and includes admission to the festival, all entertainment AND admission to the Museum. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum, online at or by calling 843-853-8962, ext 223.  Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the event will be $12.  

Proceeds from Fam Jam 2011 support the Museum’s 2011 Power of Play initiative which includes scholarships for Title One students to attend our Mission:Nutrition field trips and our CML Play Days after-school program featuring our Kid Café nutritional programming and 60-minutes of playtime in the Museum.  

Fam Jam 2011 is presented by SunTrust Bank and News 2 / WCBD and is sponsored by Anderson Insurance Associates, Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Retina Consultants of Charleston, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Other Brother Entertainment and Y102.5. 

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $7 per person and free for children less than 12 months of age.