Let’s Play!

Whether you’ve been planning your visit to The Sandbox for months or are just popping in for a spur-of-the-moment visit, your trip is sure to be a big hit! Our youngest visitors can play safely in Lullaby Lagoon where infants and toddlers can explore freely in a space designed specifically for crawling, pulling up and playing on all fours! Bigger kids love to pretend on our shrimp boat the May River where they can explore the seas on this playscape modeled after a working shrimp trawler.

In total the museum offers 11 hands-on exhibits, a weekly, staff-guided programs and annual events for members, local visitors and tourist. In addition to these family-focused activities, we also offer opportunities for local school to visit on fieldtrips, Summer Camp, Parent’s Night Out and community outreach programs. Contact us at (843) 705-6235 to learn more.

Before You Visit

Talk About Your Upcoming Visit

  • Discuss what types of activities and exhibits you will see with your kid(s).
  • Allow them to explore our photo gallery so they can see first-hand what the museum looks like and anticipate what fun they will have!
  • Find out what excites them and look for ways to relate to other things they are learning at school, home and within your community.

Remember: Kids Rule! (at The Sandbox Anyway)

  • Follow your children’s lead! The Sandbox is designed especially for kids to create their own experience.
  • Allow them to lead you through the museum at their pace—let them linger or move right along—whatever works for them!
  • Encourage the use of imagination. Afford the time to get lost in make believe!

Reflect and Revisit

  • Process your experience when you return home. Find out what your child learned during your visit and what you might do differently the next time.
  • Tell us about your experience. We are here to serve you! We’d love to hear what you loved and what might make your experience even better next time.
  • If you love The Sandbox as much as we do, we hope you’ll come back again (or maybe three more times!?!). A family of four, visiting four or more times pays the equivalent of a Family Membership and receives a number of other membership benefits, including discounts and free admission tickets for guest. We offer a Grandparent Membership, too.
Policies and Procedures:


  • A waitlist may be implemented due capacity issues during inclement weather. This typically only occurs during busy summer months or on holidays/special events due to our fire code limits. If a waitlist is implemented, you must be present to put your name on the list and to hear your name called. Waits range from 15-45 minutes. You can always call ahead to see if there is a waitlist.
  • All visitors will demonstrate respect for museum property.
  • All Visitors will honor the property by consuming food/drinks on the museum porch only, discarding waste in designated receptacles.
  • An area for parking strollers is provided.
  • Children must be with their parent/caregiver at all times and must not be in any given area without the adult supervision. For example, one child may not be in the Art Studio alone while the parent/caregiver is with another child at the shrimp boat.
  • Your visit to The Sandbox is an opportunity for parents/caregivers and children to play and interact with one another. Please do not use this time to conduct business or talk on the phone while your child is waiting to play with you.


Mon - Sat: 10a.m. to 8p.m.
Sun 12p.m. - 7p.m.

March | Mon-Sat: 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Sun: 12p.m. to 5p.m.

Jan & Feb | Mon-Sat: 12p.m. to 6p.m. | Sun: 12p.m. to 5p.m.


Day Rates:
Adults: $8.00
EBT Card Holders: $3
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.
Learn more

Opening Admission Special

July 2019
$5.00 for all children and adults
(0-12 Months): Free
Members: Free

Tanger Club Members: 1st Tuesday of the Month $1.00 off admission when Tanger Card shown.

Tanger Club Members: $25 off membership price until June 30, 2020

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