The Sandbox Children's Museum is excited to re-open for general admission visits beginning June 17th
in compliance with CDC, state, and local regulations and recommendations. In our first phase
of opening, we will be open for a limited number of days. We have taken much care to adjusted
exhibits to reduce cross-contamination while creating a safe environment but maintaining
play and learning. Please read our new policies here.
We hope to see you soon!
All admissions ticketing is now online.


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The Sandbox Children’s Museum is committed to being here to support you and meet the needs of you and your child(ren) throughout these challenging times. To support families with children in grades K-4 enrolled in the BCSD, we are offering a museum school program. In small multi-age learning pods, children will have daily support for their virtual lessons in addition to enrichment in S.T.E.A.M., literacy, movement, and time for free play in the museum. Children will be grouped K-1, 2-4 with no more than 10 children per group with a maximum of children at the Hilton Head location of 15 and Tanger 2 location of 20. Children enrolled will have exclusive access to the museum during the weekdays.

With strict health and safety guidelines we will provide a school setting with supplemental hands-on learning and discovery through cool science (S.T.E.M.), literacy, art, movement, and music, on all BCSD school days from 8:15am – 3:15 pm.

Please click here for information and forms.

Upcoming Events

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The Sandbox is proud to be Hilton Head Island’s premiere destination for early childhood, hands-on play and learning. Since we were founded in 2005, our primary goal has been educating young children through age-appropriate, interactive activities and exhibits that enable children to play freely while exploring their creativity and discovering the world around them.

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is packed with 2500 square-feet of approachable activities that are just right for busy toddlers, elementary school-aged children and their families or caregivers.


In addition to our 11 hands-on exhibits we also offer:

  • Museum Programs – Imagination Hour, Free Family Fun Night, and Summer Camp are a few ways that we provide a structured environment that encourages learning through play.
  • Facility Rentals – Check out our complete Birthday party package! Available during and after-hours for up to 12 children.
  • Special Summer Programs – We know that summer schedules can be tricky. That’s why we offer two great programs designed especially for kids and parents during the dog-days of summer— Parent’s Night Out and Summer Camp
  • Events – Annual events allow members and visitors to explore the museum while enjoying special outdoor playscapes and participate in themed activities and crafts.
  • Membership – We are pleased to offer Family and Grandparent Membership options that are ideal for those visiting the museum four or more times a year. In addition to admission, you’ll receive a number of membership benefits—including discounts and free admission for your guest!
  • Outreach – We strive to extend our mission and vision beyond the walls of the museum by partnering with other community organizations throughout Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Please join our email list for the timely communication regarding these types events and to receive our quarterly newsletter “Beyond the Box” that focuses on ways to foster learning through play at home and in your own community.

Follow up Activity: Parts of a Tree


Follow up Activity: NISE Network Paper Mountain Activity


Implementing a Waitlist

The safety of our guest is our utmost concern and occasionally, during inclement weather, it is necessary to limit the number of visitors within the museum due to fire code capacity limits. Often times this only occurs during our busiest summer months, holidays or special events. Learn more ››


Please see calendar for days and availability.


Day Rates:
Adults: $8.00
E.B.T. (SNAP) holders $3/person
Seniors (65+): $6.00
Active Military: $6.00
Groups of 10 plus*: $6.00
Children (1+): $8.00
(0-12 Months): Free
Members: Free


Family: $150/year
Grandparent: $175/year

Memberships includes unlimited admission and special discounts throughout the year.
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