Bring your kids and build a sandcastle in downtown Charleston

Image by Courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Children playing in the sand at the Museum!

Sand castles aren’t just at the beach anymore!  

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is inviting Lowcountry children and their families to build one of their last sand castles of summer vacation on Friday, August 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Museum’s front lawn — for free.

Thanks to a donation from Murray Sand Company of four dump trucks worth of sand – the Museum will turn into an island of fun!  “Murray Sand, Inc. felt honored to make a donation to the Children's Museum for Sand Castle month.  Remember nothing great is created suddenly, so enjoy being creative and build,” said Shay Steinbronn, representative for Murray Sand Company.

Incoming freshman from the Center for Civic Engagement at the College of Charleston along with 19 volunteers from Wachovia/Wells Fargo will be helping children make whimsical castles, towers, motes and more!  Happy Camper Snoballs will also be on site selling tasty snowball treats to keep everyone cool!

“As our team assists with the largest bank merger in history, we also want to assist local communities.  Part of making that happen is spending time with the local organizations building homes, preparing and serving meals, spending time in the schools, and even playing in the sand.  We are honored to be part of Sand Castle Month at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcounty and look forward to working with the people of Charleston,” said Bryan McLaughlin, business training consultant for Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

CML celebrates sand castles during the entire month of August with FREE programming such as Sand Castle Crafts on Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Sand Painting on Thursdays at 10:30am.  A full calendar of events can be found on the Museum’s website at  All the events in the month of August are FREE with Museum Admission or CML Membership

CML is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.  For more information visit their website,